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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 25 February 2021


Rare Diseases Day 2021

#WeWontRest until we make treatments for rare diseases less rare. Watch our Member videos here




Transforming health research & innovation in Europe: A Joint Statement on the European Partnership...
23 February 2021

Health industry stakeholders welcome the Commission’s proposal for a European Partnership for Health Innovation under... Read more

Unlocking the potential of precision medicine in Europe – Improving cancer care through broader...
23 February 2021

Biomarkers and biomarker testing are a significant pillar of precision medicine, which uses patient data to inform personalised... Read more

EFPIA statement on EU Trade Strategy
22 February 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the importance of global cooperation and well-functioning global supply chains Read more


From our blog


New Normal, Same Cancer (Guest blog)
25 February 2021 - Françoise Bartoli

Strong coordinated efforts are needed to reduce the future impacts of the pandemic on cancer patients Read more

From diagnosis to awareness
25 February 2021 - Zsofia Bakonyi

Innovation has to be about patients, and everyone who lives with a disease, however common or rare, deserves the chance... Read more

IP and COVID – part of the solution not part of the problem
24 February 2021 - Nathalie Moll

Fostering a research eco-system that can deliver that innovation rather than undermining it through challenges to IP... Read more

#WeWontRest until we make treatments for rare disease less rare
24 February 2021

Some diseases are rare. Treating them shouldn't be. Read more

One pandemic, two lenses: Why I am part of #TeamVaccines
23 February 2021 - Nathalie Moll

We can all make a difference by getting vaccinated; protecting ourselves, protecting our friends and families, protecting... Read more




Missed our webinar this week? Watch it here
Unlocking the Potential of Precision Medicine in Europe Read more

We are all on #TeamVaccines​!
No one is safe until everyone is safe. It's why Read more


What we are reading


Rare Diseases: Medical innovation needs to be one step ahead so that breakthroughs can be made...
On 24 February 2021 (The Parliament Magazine)

EFPIA Director General: Accelerating innovation key to ensuring that no one is left behind in fight against rare diseases.... Read more

J&J’s Covid-19 Vaccine Is Safe and Effective, FDA Says, Paving Way for Approval
On 24 February 2021 (The Wall Street Journal)

As highly transmissible coronavirus variants sweep across the world, scientists are racing to understand why these... Read more

The World's Rarest Dictionary Project
On 24 February 2021 (IPSEN)

Join us as we create a dictionary like no other. We want people in the rare disease community to create and submit entirely... Read more

#TeamVaccines is all of us
On 23 February 2021 (IFPMA)

The story of COVID-19 vaccines is one of incredible collaboration. Never before has there been such an effort... Read more

Value from health data: European opportunity to catalyse progress in digital health
On 20 February 2021 (The Lancet)

Innovations in digital health are expected to transform health care, health research, and public health in the... Read more