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European Federation of Pharmaceutical industries and associations

EFPIA Newsletter 22 April 2021



Next week, we’ll celebrate World Immunization Week and how ‘Vaccines bring us closer’. It will be an opportunity to show how vaccination connects us to the people, goals and moments that matter to us most, helping improve the health of everyone, everywhere throughout life.

We all have the same objective: vaccinating as many people as quick as possible with safe and effective vaccines. Meet some of the #TeamVaccines people who have been working day and night to develop COVID-19 vaccines to help all of us go back to normal:


Happy Earth Day

Today is Earth Day! The pharmaceutical industry is committed to building a healthier and more sustainable future. Read more about some of the initiatives to minimise the impact of our activities and products on the environment: 


World IP day 26 April 2021

This World IP Day is dedicated to IP & SMEs: IP plays a critical role in supporting SMEs to develop new medicines for the patients who need them. Without IP, it’s impossible to access the finance needed to keep the research going. Watch our videos:


IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market
Why is IP important for your company? Hear from Jean-Paul Clozel, CEO of Idorsia Read more

IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market
Why is IP important for your company? Hear from Dr Jacky Vonderscher, co-founder and CEO of ENYO Pharma Read more




Launch of the IP Principles for Advancing Cures and Therapies (IP PACT)
26 April 2021 (Virtual event)

Launching the IP PACT: Our approach to Intellectual Property with patient and societal benefit at its core Read more

ATMP world tour
26 April 2021 (Virtual Event)

Speakers for this event come from all over the world and will present from their extensive knowledge in varied aspects... Read more


What we are reading


Health expert: Routine immunisation should not be put on back-burner due to COVID
On 21 April 2021 (Euractiv)

A real commitment from all stakeholders and policymakers is needed to support a catch-up immunisation campaign and overcome... Read more

Patient Safety and the Implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive in the Hospital...
On 21 April 2021 (European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines)

It is an alarming fact that the COVID pandemic has highlighted the issue of falsified medicines as a plethora of COVID-19... Read more

Be A Vaccine Champion
On 12 April 2021 (European Health Parliament)

An initiative from the European Health Parliament. Vaccines are our way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we want to... Read more