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EU Tense as Crunch-Time for Counterfeits Approaches

By Reflector, Pharm Exec’s Brussels correspondent. Tensions are rising in Europe’s pharmaceutical sector as crunch-time approaches for the legislation to combat counterfeits. By this time next year, the European Commission is due to have decided on the mechanisms required to put into effect the European Union’s hugely complex new rules to keep falsified medicines out […]
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European Pharma Bets on Greek Salvation

The French philosopher Pascal calculated that it was better to believe in God than to disbelieve. After offering the country a €2.88 billion cap on drug spending, it looks like European pharma is taking that view with regard to Greece. Reflector reports. The European pharma industry looks like it is accepting Pascal’s Wager in Greece. […]
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Pharma Throws Greece Another Lifeline. Will Greece Reciprocate?

Greece took its part on Wednesday in the latest widespread strikes against austerity measures that swept across Europe, throwing travel networks into disarray and sparking violent clashes between police and workers. But for once Greece wasn’t at the forefront of the misery as the country has been thrown a couple more lifelines — not least […]
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EU Pins Hopes on HTA Network for Consensus on Value

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?
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EFPIA Calls for New Deal in Europe

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 […]
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