Category Archives: Europe

European Pharma Races to Catch Up with Data Protection

The European Union’s struggle to bring its data protection rules into the 21st century continues—haltingly—as the EU itself enters its new era, with a new European Parliament, a new President-designate of the European Commission, and a new European Commission due to take office in November. This has left the pharmaceutical sector, already out of breath […]
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Shire Takeover "Could Save AbbVie $8 Billion Tax on Humira over Next 15 Years"

AbbVie’s recent $54 billion acquisition of Shire and subsequent relocation to Ireland will mean substantial tax savings for the US pharmaceutical giant, according to analysts at research and consulting firm GlobalData.
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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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EMA Responds Robustly to Conflict-of-Interest Claims

By Philip Ward, Applied Clinical Trials. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has insisted that the concerns raised about its scientific advice given to pharmaceutical companies stem from a flawed understanding of the activities of the agency and its partners in this area.
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CMOs Take a Hit as Payers Refuse to Cover New Drugs

By Jim Miller. The value of the customer relationship to a CMO is a function of two variables: unit volume and price per unit. Both variables are contentious issues: bio/pharmaceutical companies are putting enormous pressure on their CMOs for lower prices, while their inability to deliver forecasted volumes often means lost revenues for CMOs as […]
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