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European Regulator’s Last Ditch Attempt at Transparency

By Peter O’ Donnell. The European Medicines Agency is determined to minimize opposition to its next moves on releasing clinical trial data. It announced last week yet another consultation on its plans to publish the results of trials — a policy it initially aimed at introducing from the beginning of this year. The latest twist […]
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Stop Paying Lip Service to Patient-Centricity

by Michael Edwards Pharma has operated the same way for 100 years, but the US healthcare model has changed completely in the last 30 years, for payers, pharmacists, hospitals, and even at the clinician level. These changes necessitate pharma – a traditionally stagnant partner – to change now or further risk having its stubbornness result […]
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Pricing and Reimbursement in Europe: Where Does Innovation Fit?

By Leela Barham. It was recently said, in reference to the UK’s Value-Based Assessment(VBA) program, that innovation had not been “tried and tested in the pricing context”, which explains the loss of the “innovation” criteria from the proposals formerly known as Value-Based Pricing (VBP). This prompted me to think about just how has innovation been […]
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UK: Lord Saatchi's Innovation Bill Divides Healthcare Community

By Leela Barham. Few would argue with the desirability of innovation — something new, something that delivers value. And innovation in pharmaceuticals is a range from a more convenient way for patients to take a medicine, to treating a disease that couldn’t be treated before. Pretty much everyone will agree that not only do they […]
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Online Patient Library Set for European Launch

By Philip Ward. The new Internet Library from the European Patients’ Academy (EUPATI) will come online towards the end of 2015, and will be available in seven European languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish and Russian), project director Jan Geissler revealed at last week’s workshop held in Warsaw, Poland, and organized by EUPATI.
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