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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 19 November 2020


19 Conversations | The EFPIA podcast series

The EFPIA podcast series

This week...

... We're asking Elizabeth Hermsen, Head of Global Antimicrobial Stewardship, MSD and Bruce Altevogt, Vice President and Head of External Medical Engagement, Hospital Business Unit, Pfizer "Is industry doing enough to tackle antimicrobial resistance?". Listen to hear their discussion on the challenge and how we're preparing for the future. 

...We're asking Olivier Charmeil, Executive Vice President, General Medicines at Sanofi "How can Europe be better prepared for future pandemics?". Listen to hear the discussion on how we can improve the resilience, responsiveness and readiness of health systems and strengthen the EU’s current preparedness and response mechanisms to better protect the health of our citizens. 

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Strengthening the European Union’s action against antimicrobial resistance: The Pharmaceutical...
18 November 2020

We are determined to keep playing a key role in preventing infections, improving hygiene and stewardship, and promoting... Read more

European Alliance formed to put value and outcomes at centre of health systems
16 November 2020

Changing how health systems function and operate is not done overnight, but it is an imperative agenda for our societies... Read more




The European Digital Health Area - a joint private-public task (Guest blog)
16 November 2020 - Knut Mager (Novartis)

The main lesson to be learned from the COVID-19 crisis is that joint projects need a framework that combines their flexibility... Read more

IMI impact: improving the lives of people with diabetes
13 November 2020 - Jorgen Dirach - Thorsten Strube

More than €300 million has been invested in IMI projects designed to improve diabetes care and accelerate the search... Read more

Perspectives on Vaccination (Guest blog)
13 November 2020 - Sibilia Quilici

Do we really appreciate what it takes to bring a safe and efficacious vaccine to millions if not billions of citizens... Read more


Did you miss our past virtual events? Watch them again!


Drug Shortages: How can policy promote robust and resilient European supply chains?
In this virtual event, experts discussed what policy steps national and EU-level decision makers can take to ensure... Read more

Orphan Medicines: how to sustain innovation in an area of high unmet need?
How can we ensure access to new treatments today, medical innovation for tomorrow and sustainable healthcare systems... Read more




From silo budgeting to financial integration: Where does the EU stand in diabetes care?
20 November 2020 (Online event)

Lessons learned from an EFPIA/The Economist Intelligence Unit study Read more

Together against Cancer: How can Europe benefit from breakthroughs in personalised oncology?...
30 November 2020 (Virtual event)

Join us on 30 November for an event that you can personalise Read more

How to turn around the increasing burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe?
08 December 2020 (Virtual event)

Virtual event jointly organised by the European Heart Network and EFPIA Read more

Investing in innovation in health: A new industrial strategy for the COVID-19 era
10 December 2020 (Virtual event)

We look forward to welcoming you online on 10 December. Read more


We published


EFPIA contribution to DG Trade Consultation on “A renewed trade policy for a stronger Europe”...
16 November 2020 (Publications)

With COVID-19 impacting people across the globe, and inescapably re-shaping the world economy, the innovative pharmaceutical... Read more


What we are reading


Opinion: Prioritizing prevention with vaccines in a post-pandemic world
On 13 November 2020 (Devex)

An article signed by Thomas Triomphe (Sanofi Pasteur) on the importance of prevention related to healthcare systems... Read more

Smart, Innovative, Continuous: REMAP-CAP Launches First Video
On 05 November 2020 (COMBACTE)

The Adaptive Platform Trial for Community-Acquired Pneumonia, REMAP-CAP, launched its first of a series of videos. The... Read more

New normal same cancer
On 06 October 2020 (AstraZeneca)

COVID-19 threatens to erase years of progress in our fight against cancer. The time to act is now. Read more