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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 23 April 2020


#WeWontRest in the fight against COVID-19


News and statements


Europe’s COVID-19 battle: Getting the data we need to ensure the supply of medicines
23 April 2020

A major part of the solution is the provision of detailed, accurate forecasting data from the European Centre for Disease... Read more

The route out from under the cloud of coronavirus
23 April 2020

EFPIA statement on the European Council Meeting and the EU Roadmap for Recovery Read more

Exscalate4Cov project: Call for Collaboration by DG Connect
20 April 2020

The European Commission (DG Connect) is looking for industry partners to join the Exscalate4Cov project, seeking to... Read more

Open letter to Members of the European Parliament in response to European Parliament resolution...
19 April 2020

As an industry, we continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with citizens, patients, health systems, Member States and... Read more

Europe’s COVID-19 battle: Ensuring the supply of medicines and the continuity of clinical trials...
19 April 2020

EFPIA member companies are continuing to work around the clock to increase capacity and ensure the supply of critical... Read more




Europe’s fight against COVID-19: Seeing the best in people
30 April 2020 - Nathalie Moll

Like any war, we have witnessed the heart ache and damage it causes – with over 100,000 lives lost across Europe. But... Read more

Stories from the frontline: As an intensive care doctor, I could not wait and do nothing. It...
23 April 2020

Yacir Fannan is an Infectious Disease Medical Affairs Specialist at MSD France, based in Marseille. In the last weeks,... Read more

Stories from the frontline: We must modestly make our contribution and stick together to express...
23 April 2020

Philippe Mariot has been a Medical Affairs Associate Director for MSD since April 2019; he is responsible for the development... Read more

The COVID-19 “Regulatory Road to Innovation”
21 April 2020 - Sini Eskola

Lessons learned on optimising Research, Development and Regulatory Processes Read more

COVID-19 and Cancer: Handling uncertainty – Working Together (Guest blog)
21 April 2020 - Deepak Khanna

In times where we need each other’s skills, where there is a big unmet need, not only against COVID-19, we should also... Read more


As we stay apart....


...pharmaceutical companies are coming together to research new vaccines, diagnostics and treatments to tackle this pandemic.
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...pharmaceutical companies are coming together to ensure the supply of medicines to the patients that need them
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...pharmaceutical companies are coming together to support people on the frontline
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The European research-based pharmaceutical industry’s commitment to tackling COVID-19
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Missed our first two virtual events? Watch them again!


Europe COVID-19 battle: The pharmaceutical industry response
20 April 2020 (Virtual event)

With Europe at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to give partners and health stakeholders around Europe... Read more

Cancer and COVID-19 "Short-Term Reality, Long-Term Vision"
22 April 2020 (Online event)

What does the current situation mean for cancer patients in terms of access to care, new medicines, and timely diagnosis?... Read more