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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 11 April 2024


EFPIA responds to the European Parliament plenary vote: Despite improvements, the Pharmaceutical Legislation has a long way to go to restore Europe’s competitive edge

EFPIA responds to the European Parliament plenary vote.

Ensuring patients have faster, more equitable access to new medicines - and how Europe can close the investment gap on other parts of the world - has been the subject of significant debate in the past months.

We believe that the Parliament has voted through certain amendments that have enhanced the European Commission’s original proposals. A move welcomed by industry.

Despite some improvement, the EP position reduces regulatory data protection by six months. It is difficult to understand how reducing incentives to research, develop and manufacture new medicines and vaccines could ever be in the best interest of Europe or European patients.

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Data driven life course immunisation: What are we waiting for?

Save the Date | 23 April, 14:00 - 15:45 CEST

Against the backdrop of the Belgian Presidency and critical negotiations on the European Health Data Space, we're bringing together vaccine experts, scientists, and policymakers to explore how the EU can unlock the full potential of health data and electronic immunisation registries toward improved vaccination coverage.

Register here.


Towards a European Cardiovascular Health Plan

Sixty million people live with cardiovascular disease in Europe, making it the biggest killer in our Union. 

Watch Manfred Weber, EPP President, discuss the disparities, challenges and opportunities in tackling cardiovascular disease across the EU. He is joined by the European Society of Cardiology President, Franz Weidinger.




The Impact of the Pharma Directive on the European Life Science Industry
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Rare Diseases Forum: Securing Europe’s competitiveness in R&D for people living with rare diseases...
16 April 2024 (Brussels)

Join to address how and why innovation in tackling rare diseases can support the EU’s competitiveness agenda. Read more


What we are reading

1000 Organisations United Call On EU Leaders To Support The Business Case For Investing In...
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On 04 April 2024 (Euractiv)

Professor Peter Piot, Belgium’s special advisor to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen for European... Read more

Inclusivity, transparency, delivery – navigating the EU’s new Health Technology Assessment...
On 21 March 2024 (Euractiv)

The EFPIA HTA Working Group’s Inka Heikkinen and James Ryan spoke with Euractiv’s Nicole Verbeeck, giving insights... Read more