Author Archives: Reflector

Europe: New Device and Diagnostics Legislation Could Shake Up the Drug Industry

EuropeNew Device and Diagnostics Legislation Will Shake Up Drug Industry The shockwaves from the current European Union debates in Brussels on medical devices are are likely to echo through the medicines business over the next few years. This month, the European parliament’s health committee will reach its view on the two major proposals launched last […]
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Testing the Waters of Transatlantic Trade

Testing the Waters of Transatlantic Trade As the process gets underway to create the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), Reflector asks, what is the likelihood of drug firms – and patients – reaping any rewards from the negotiations? So ceremonial was the launch in July of the wide-ranging EU-US trade talks that one might […]
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European Pharma Gears Up for Horizon 2020

European Pharma Gears Up for Horizon 2020 The ink is not yet dry on the European Union’s Horizon 2020 agreement to invest some €70 billion ($92 bn) in research over the next seven years, and already contenders for funding are jostling for attention. Europe’s biggest drug industry association EFPIA scored something of a coup by […]
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Saving Greece's Healthcare System: A Harbinger for Europe?

A just-published report from the European taskforce trying to help Greece crawl out of its crisis makes clear just how significant a role health reform is supposed to play in restoring health to the economy. It is, in a very acute form, a harbinger of what is around the corner for the other countries of […]
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