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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 26 March 2020


EU will have to focus on long-term medical research ecosystem

Nathalie Moll's interview with Euractiv

After the coronavirus crisis is over, Europe will need policies that can create a research ecosystem in the long run as well as ensure access to medicines to the patients who need them in a way that is sustainable for health systems today and tomorrow, a top European pharmaceutical official told EURACTIV in an interview.

“We believe that by working together and sitting around the table, post-COVID, Europe can achieve both of these ambitions,” said Nathalie Moll, the director-general of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA). Read more


#WeWontRest in the fight against COVID-19


Leadership at times of uncertainty (Guest blog)
24 March 2020 - Kris Sterkens

Dealing with the challenges of operating in a VUCA environment Read more

#COVID19 and cancer (Guest blog)
26 March 2020 - Bettina Ryll

An open letter from Bettina Ryll to all cancer patient advocates Read more

COVID-19 – Fighting the fakes
25 March 2020 - Nathalie Moll

In times of crisis like the current COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately, there is always someone looking to make a quick... Read more

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

At this point EFPIA members do not anticipate impacts to their supply chains unless disruption due to the COVID-19 outbreak... Read more


Coronavirus – your questions answered


What we are reading


The global hunt for a coronavirus drug
On 26 March 2020 (Financial Times)

With a vaccine up to 18 months away, drug companies are testing existing virus treatments. Read more

WHO expert: Finding and distributing COVID-19 vaccine in 18 months would be ‘historic’
On 20 March 2020 (Euractiv)

It would be “historic” to find a vaccine that can be distributed to all countries in 18 months to defeat the coronavirus,... Read more

ECCRT enters into an agreement with Qualitis for continuous online development of its staff...
On 25 March 2020 (ECCRT)

European Centre for Clinical Research Training (ECCRT), has been selected as a premium provider for continuous online... Read more