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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 3 September 2020




EFPIA statement on COVID-19 vaccine
26 August 2020

Developing a compensation system that works for patients, healthcare systems and all those fighting COVID-19 Read more

EU Orphan Regulation evaluation; meeting unmet need and facilitating access
12 August 2020

EFPIA strongly believes that the evidence in both the study and SWD support keeping the existing legislation on orphan... Read more




The Innovative Medicines Initiative: a partnering machine that has transformed the biomedical...
02 September 2020 - Pierre Meulien

A blog post by Dr Pierre Meulien, Executive Director, Innovative Medicines Initiative Read more

The time they do not have: providing patients rapid access to innovation (Guest blog)
02 September 2020 - Marieta Jiménez Urgal

Getting patients access to these new life-saving and time-giving therapies is key, because for patients, this is time... Read more

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) awareness month (Guest blog)
25 August 2020 - David Nestor

#WeWontRest until every patient and caregiver gets an equal opportunity to care, so that people impacted by SMA can... Read more

#WeWontRest until we improve the lives of people living with SMA and stop their disease progression...
27 August 2020 - Michaela Hrdlickova

A blog post from Michaela Hrdlickova, Biogen Read more

World Lung Cancer Day: Mission Not Yet Accomplished
01 August 2020

Lung cancer outcomes have improved but there is still a long way to go. We, as leaders from different companies, are... Read more


The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) carries the torch of medical innovation to fight against new and old diseases


The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has established a neutral platform where teams of bright minds from industry,... Read more

CARE: A new consortium against COVID-19 supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
CARE (Corona Accelerated R&D in Europe), supported by Europe’s Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI), is the largest... Read more




Understand diabetes, rethink diabetes, share solutions
18 September 2020 (Virtual event)

Are we doing the best we can for the 60 million Europeans living with diabetes? Read more

Every day counts
21 September 2020 (Virtual event)

Accelerate access. Beat cancer. Read more

How can the EU establish global leadership through an ambitious trade policy?
24 September 2020 (Virtual event)

Join us to debate on what the best way forward for EU Trade policy can be Read more

Neurological diseases: Lessons learnt from COVID and the future of neuroscience
28 September 2020 (Virtual event)

EFNA, EFPIA and EBC are delighted to invite you to join this virtual event. Read more

Regulatory Science Forum 2020
29 September 2020 (Utrecht, The Netherlands)

Organised by DIA Read more

EU Health Summit 2020
26 October 2020 (Virtual event)

The EU Health Coalition is delighted to announce the second edition of the EU Health Summit. Read more


Our latest publications


Free trade agreement with MRA in the best interest of European pharma, says new research
23 July 2020 (News & Events)

New research published today outlines the importance of a free trade agreement with a mutual recognition agreement for... Read more