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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 14 March 2019


#WeWontRest until patients' and carers' voices are echoed across every step of the drug development process

A blog by Stefan Oschmann

A blog by Stefan Oschmann, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of Merck

At Merck, we are determined to ensure that patients are better heard during every step of the drug development process. To us, listening to patients is about much more than clinical trials and capturing patient reported outcomes, vital as they are. We believe that involving patients in the drug development process shouldn’t stop there. What is just as important to us is a deeper appreciation of the challenges faced by both patients and their carers. After all, it’s this understanding of unmet needs that ultimately leads to better products and services for all those who are affected by the illnesses we aim to cure. Read more




Joint Press Statement of the Inter Associations Initiative Pharmaceuticals in the Environment...
12 March 2019

Minimising the impact of medicines on the environment while safeguarding access to effective treatments for patients... Read more




Celebrating International Women’s Day – Awareness and Action 
08 March 2019 - Nathalie Moll

Raising international awareness is so important but you can also take personal action. Read more

#ForTheChance to be the mama and wife I have always dreamt of being (Guest blog)
07 March 2019

A guest blog from Kristal, survived C. difficile Read more




EFPIA Manifesto: Building a healthier future for Europe
We have a vision for a healthier world. We can see a brighter tomorrow for all patients. #WeWontRest until we get there.Read more

For The Chance To...
Millions of people wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for life-changing science. And many more wouldn't be living the... Read more




ICHOM conference 2019: Redefining value through patient centered outcomes
02 May 2019 (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

The world-leading event for providers, life sciences and industry on value-based healthcare Read more

2019 China/EU Pharmaceutical Industry Forum
08 May 2019 (Hangzhou, China)

The workshop covers 4 different themes: Pharmaceuticals in the Environment, Pricing & Reimbursement, Compliance (marketing... Read more


What we are reading


Pharmaceutical industry in transformation
On 14 March 2019 (Die Presse)

Round Table: Innovation in the pharmaceutical industry must be at home in Europe and not allowed to migrate. This goal... Read more

How can we best prepare for future innovations to ensure good healthcare in 2030?
On 14 March 2019 (Leem)

Leem is publishing its foresight analysis to address tomorrow’s health challenges. Read more