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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 9 December 2021


Alzheimer’s disease in the EU during and after pandemic

Euractiv Special Report

Discover each piece of the Euractiv Special Report on Alzheimer's:

WHO official: COVID-19 seriously worsened dementia’s state-of-play in Europe
with Dr Natasha Azzopardi Muscat, WHO Europe

Dementia: everyone has heard the word, but no one understands
with Chris Roberts, European Working Group of People with Dementia

Increasingly popular’ patient engagement in Alzheimer research is bearing fruit
with Alzheimer Europe

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EFPIA response to EPSCO discussion on Strengthening the European Health Union
07 December 2021

EFPIA thanks the Slovenian Presidency for its commitment to advancing the EU healthcare debate, and looks forward to... Read more




Aligning the European Pharmaceutical Industry on a quality approach for industry funded and...
08 December 2021 - Eva Hofstädter-Thalmann, Janssen & Damian Largier, Pfizer

Discover the new EFPIA guideline for its member companies. Read more




Supporting Pharma Innovation in Europe
24 January 2022 (Virtual event)

Presented by the FT, in partnership with EFPIA. Read more

EURORDIS Black Pearl Awards
08 February 2022 (Virtual event)

The formation of a natural black pearl is extremely rare - just like these pearls, the recipients of the EURORDIS Black... Read more


A once-in-a-generation opportunity to optimise regulatory timelines to improve time to patient access

Only 58% of FDA-licensed therapies reach Europe in a comparable timeline. But for patients, every day counts. This report looks into the 67-day process from the final opinion of the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) to the final decision of the European Commission and recommends three solutions to improve patient access.


What we are reading


Keeping vaccines safe and effective
On 30 November 2021 (Vaccines Europe)

A written interview on pharmacovigilance. Read more

New pandemic wave strikes hardest at people with pre-existing conditions
On 29 November 2021 (Politico)

Overcrowded hospitals, delayed treatment and missed diagnoses put the most sick at greater risk. Read more