(Brussels – 5 May): EFPIA, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations, is pleased to announce today the launch of its Manifesto for an Integrated Life Sciences Strategy in Europe, aimed at promoting a healthier future for Europe and its citizens.

Economic recession and austerity policies have compromised Europe’s healthcare systems, while deepening access inequalities across the EU. As Europe begins to emerge from the financial crisis and sets out its plans for a return to growth, the time is right to fundamentally review how Europe can improve the health prospects of citizens, while also promoting economic growth. EFPIA’s vision of an integrated innovative life sciences sector for Europe offers a solution.