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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 30 April 2020


#WeWontRest in the fight against COVID-19


Stories from the frontline: MSD Denmark employees volunteer in the fight against COVID-19 (Guest...
30 April 2020

Covid-19 has obliged many citizens from various walks of life to work additional hours or work differently in order... Read more

Repurposing – what is it and why it’s important for COVID-19 (Guest blog)
29 April 2020 - Dr Sheuli Porkess

One of the quickest options for tackling COVID-19 is to try repurpose existing treatments, for example medicines that... Read more

Ensuring the continuity of clinical trials
28 April 2020

EFPIA response to revised European Commission issues guidance to mitigate clinical trial disruption in the EU Read more

World IP Day – The shoulders of giants
26 April 2020 - Nathalie Moll

Our collective route out from under the cloud of this pandemic is through science and innovation Read more

EFPIA statement on the launch of a new global collaboration to accelerate the development,...
24 April 2020

On 24 April the WHO launched the Access to COVID-19 Tools (act) Accelerator Read more




EFPIA members' efforts against COVID-19: a story from Ipsen Italy
Ipsen Italy created a home delivery service for kidney cancer treatments,... Read more

As we stay apart...
..pharmaceutical companies are coming together to support people on the... Read more




Cancer and COVID-19: Balancing the reality of the pandemic’s budgets and the ongoing needs...
04 May 2020 (Online event)

Our second virtual event focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on cancer care Read more

10th European Conference on Rare Diseases & Orphan Products
14 May 2020 (Virtual event)

The upcoming ECRD 2020 will be held 100% online! Read more


Connecting Healthcare Awards 2020 - Apply now!

The call for applications for the 2020 Connecting Healthcare Awards is still open.
This Awards seeks to turn the spotlight on
innovative collaborative projects that have benefitted the lives of patients across Europe.


Connecting Healthcare Awards 2020 – Apply Now
05 March 2020 (News & Events)

Turn the spotlight on collaborative projects that make a difference to patients across Europe Read more


What we are reading


The Coronavirus Global Response
On 24 April 2020 (European Union website)

The EU response to the WHO call on a global collaboration for the accelerated development, production and equitable... Read more

Why Europe needs a strong industrial strategy
On 30 April 2020 (Friends of Europe)

Article written by George Katzourakis, Head of Europe at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Read more

Une mobilisation inédite
On 27 April 2020 (Pharmaceutiques, issue 276, April 2020)

Magda Chlebus, EFPIA Executive Director, Science Policy & Regulatory Affairs, interview with Pharmaceutiques Read more