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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 2 April 2020


Our commitment to tackling COVID-19

Since the beginning of the outbreak, we have been working collaboratively across the research and healthcare communities, utilising our world-leading science, people and resources to tackle this outbreak. 

Have a look at the European research-based pharmaceutical industry’s 12 commitments to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. #WeWontRest


#WeWontRest in the fight against COVID-19


COVID-19 – A multiplier impact on the diabetes community (Guest blog)
02 April 2020 - Elisabeth Dupont

While focusing on immediate priorities and public health emergencies, we should all already start learning from this... Read more

European research-based industry publishes commitments on tackling COVID-19
01 April 2020

With Europe at the epicentre of the COVID-19 crisis, the researched-based pharmaceutical industry is coming together... Read more

Trade policy and COVID-19: Openness and cooperation in times of a pandemic
01 April 2020 - Koen Berden - Oscar Guinea

In order to beat the pandemic, we need global cooperation, sharing resources, and significant investments Read more

Pharma volunteering during Covid-19 crisis (Guest blog)
30 March 2020

A blog from Innovative Pharmaceutical Initiative – iF!, the Croatian association of innovative pharmaceutical manufacturers... Read more

Patient Organisations and Europe’s fight against COVID-19: Industry – let’s step up
30 March 2020 - Zsofia Bakonyi

In the midst of this unprecedented situation patients communities represent, and care for, those most vulnerable to... Read more

Europe’s fight against COVID-19: EFPIA welcomes last night’s Statement of the Members of the...
27 March 2020

We stand shoulder to shoulder with Heads of States and European governments in their efforts to limit the spread of... Read more

Europe’s COVID-19 battle: Update on the supply of medicines to the patients that need them
27 March 2020

Earlier today, EFPIA participated in the third of what are now weekly calls with Health Commissioner Kyriakides, Commissioner... Read more


What we are reading


We must break the cycle of panic and neglect
On 02 April 2020 (Euractiv)

By Stefan Oschmann, CEO of Merck, and Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference Read more

'The more vaccine projects we have, the better our chances'
On 28 March 2020 (The Guardian)

Leading scientist Adam Finn warns of stumbles along the way to Covid-19 immunisation Read more