Author Archives: Reflector

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: From Hot TTIP to Oblivion?

Only a year ago, hopes were high of rapid progress towards a transatlantic trade deal that would boost the European and US economies — and ease conditions for drug firms on both sides of the ocean. TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, was the hot tip for a 2014 success story. But as summer […]
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EFPIA’s “Integrated Strategy”: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire?

It’s difficult to open an email or an envelope in Brussels these days without yet another agenda falling out of it, carrying the promise of a new start. With a new European Parliament installed, a new European Commission president appointed and a new Commission on the way, and guarded optimism that the worst of the […]
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Desperate Measures: Industry Teams with Parallel Traders to Tackle Counterfeiters in Europe

While action is heating up at the international level to tackle counterfeit drugs, Europe is making its own efforts to stop fake medicines from entering the legal supply chain. An improbable cross-sector partnership is struggling to secure support for a pan-European system to keep counterfeits out. It’s improbable because it brings together not only manufacturers, […]
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Europe: Whatever Happened to Faster Reimbursement for Generics?

The plan to accelerate generic pricing and reimbursement has become another tragic European casualty, writes Brussels correspondent Reflector.
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The EMA Turns 20: What Does It Want to Be?

Reflector looks at the growing pains of the European Medicine Agency (EMA) as it faces the key policy challenges of 2014. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is 20 years old this year — and it confronts many of the problems familiar to anyone at that age. After the vigorous growth and boundless optimism of its […]
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