Tag Archives: EFPIA
By Guest Blogger | Published: August 29, 2012
The European Union’s proposed health technology assessment network to encourage “cooperation and exchange of scientific information among member states” is a significant step, says Reflector. But, as far as standardizing an approach to value is concerned, will it be a damp squib?
By Guest Blogger | Published: July 2, 2012
EFPIA president Andrew Witty is hoping that the deepening European economic crisis will impel European leaders towards more courageous and radical solutions, writes Reflector. With the European economic and financial crisis deepening all the time, the healthcare sector in general — and the pharmaceutical sector in particular — faces further constraints from cost cutting. As European [...]
By Guest Blogger | Published: August 31, 2011
By Reflector, Brussels correspondent. Man can live as a free being only when he is free to develop his innate abilities, maintained Baruch Spinoza, that quintessential European, back in the 17th century. He might have been talking about the aspirations in the European pharmaceutical sector, which is currently struggling to articulate a clear plan for escaping [...]
By Guest Blogger | Published: July 27, 2011
Reflector finds some surprising common ground in what should be two very different HTA reports. Just like with buses, you wait for ages for an international review of health technology assessment to come along, then two turn up at once.
By Guest Blogger | Published: June 27, 2011
Europe: New Vision, Old Ideas The European industry is making saintly noises about collaboration, but vestiges of the old dogma remain, says Reflector. If you want to know what the Vatican is thinking, a pontifical high mass is a good place to start. If you want to know what the European pharmaceutical industry is thinking, you can [...]