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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 12 December 2019


Medicines shortages: root causes and potential solutions

Medicines shortages: root causes and potential solutions
06 December 2019

Medicines shortages are a significant cause of concern for patients, clinicians and our public health. They impact on patients’ health outcomes by causing delays in treatment or forcing changes in treatment regimes as well as inducing a great deal of stress and worry to patients and their families.

The European associations representing manufacturers of vaccines and medicines, parallel distributors, pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers and industrial pharmacists are committed to working with the EU and member states to progress short term and longer term solutions addressing the root causes of medicines shortages that occur across Europe.
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Health Collaboration Guide 2019

The Health Collaboration Guide 2019 puts the spotlight on the 50 collaborative projects partecipating in the Health Collaboration Award.

Do you wish to learn more? Have a look at the Health Collaboration Guide 2019 to find out inspiring projects on how to improve patients' outcomes. 





Precision oncology: The right treatment to the right patient at the right time (Guest blog)...
12 December 2019 - Kathi Apostolidis - Prof. Francesco de Lorenzo - Tobias Helmstorf

A new position paper highlights the value of personalised oncology treatments and biomarkers – and proposes concrete... Read more




Save the Date | Joint EFGCP-EFPIA multi-stakeholder discussion
15 January 2020 (Crowne Plaza Le Palace, Brussels)

Roadmap Initiative to Good Lay Summary Practices Read more

Seasonal influenza vaccination: Progressing towards the EU’s 75% target
21 January 2020 (Brussels)

Save the Date! Read more

Is there a future in Clinical and Pharmacovigilance Quality Management?
29 January 2020 (Leuven, Belgium)

A unique event to interact with all stakeholders from the pharma and biotech industry, investigational sites and regulators.... Read more

8th ACCELERATE paediatric oncology Conference
06 February 2020 (Brussels)

This important and much needed conference brings together a wide variety of stakeholders to address specific overarching... Read more


What we are reading


Health Commissioner unveils roadmap for EU cancer plan
On 12 December 2019 (Euractiv)

The Commission will kick-off the discussion on the ‘Europe’s beating cancer plan’ on 4 February on the occasion of the... Read more

From Lab to Patient: The journey of a medicine assessed by EMA
On 09 December 2019 (EMA)

Follow the journey of a medicine for human use assessed by EMA in this interactive timeline. It explains all stages... Read more