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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 28 May 2020


#WeWontRest in the fight against COVID-19


Resilience and recovery: EFPIA response to the publication of the EU recovery plan
27 May 2020

We very much welcome the Commission’s commitment to resilience and recovery, in particular the inclusion of the new... Read more




What I have learned from the pandemic and why connections are so important (Guest blog)
28 May 2020 - Birgit Bauer

Brigit has been living with Multiple Sclerosis for more than 15 years now and, as many other patients, was not prepared... Read more

Shoulder to shoulder with patients with bladder cancer during times of pandemic (Guest blog)...
25 May 2020 - Zhen Su

Raising awareness about bladder cancer and treatment options while promoting collaborative approaches and support to... Read more

May is when we come together to help the world get more #BladderCancerAware (Guest blog)
25 May 2020 - Alex Filicevas

COVID-19 confronts us with new challenges and amplifies the existing ones. Neither should be overlooked, if we are to... Read more

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month: reaffirming our commitment to people living with bladder cancer...
25 May 2020 - Biljana Naumovic

There is still so much more to do, and so I’m standing with all of those affected by this disease and assuring them... Read more

ECPC Awareness Campaign on Merkel Cell Carcinoma (Guest blog)
25 May 2020 - Antonella Cardone

Prevention is much easier than a cure, please help us spreading awareness of this rare and aggressive disease to a wider... Read more




Europe’s COVID-19 battle: ensuring the supply of medicines to the patients that need them
EFPIA member companies are working around the clock to increase capacity and ensure supply of critical medicines to... Read more

#WeWontRest until there is a COVID-19 vaccine for everyone
The research-based pharmaceutical industry is working around the clock at extraordinary speed to develop a safe and... Read more

Cancer and COVID-19 | Looking Past the Pandemic: Cancer care for 2022 and Beyond
The third virtual event focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care was held on 18 May 2020. Read more

Clinical Trials at the time of COVID-19: And beyond?
COVID-19 has been a catalyst in optimising research and development and streamlining regulatory processes. Some of the... Read more


Our next #EFPIATalks


United in the search of a COVID-19 vaccine
09 June 2020 (Virtual event)

The first of a series of virtual events dedicated on COVID-19 vaccines and pandemic preparedness Read more

Diabetes and COVID-19: when two pandemics meet
11 June 2020 (Virtual event)

Rethinking health systems: integrated care and empowerment of primary care Read more


What we are reading


COVID-19 - Leaving no-one behind, now and in the future. How Europe can emerge from the crisis...
On 27 May 2020 (Patient Access Partnership)

A statement from 58 Health rights MEPs and the Patient Access Partnership Read more

The EU Health Coalition calls for Health Ministers to keep a key role in the EU Recovery Instrument...
On 27 May 2020 (EU Health Coalition)

The current crisis clearly demonstrates that healthy populations and economic growth are interdependent and mutually... Read more