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The European Parliament’s New Term: What Can We Expect?

As Europe departs for its annual holiday—sacrosanct, even amid the continuing economic woes, the multiple crises in the Middle East, and the dark mysteries of Russia’s intentions in its former satellites—the question remains unresolved as to what to expect from the new European Parliament in the new term. Philip Ward considers the options in this […]
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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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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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Further Boost for Europe’s Largest Healthcare Partnership

The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) has announced the launch of IMI2, with a budget of €3.3 billion (US$ 4.5 bn). IMI (the Innovative Medicines Initiative) is a public-private partnership (PPP) between the European Commission and EFPIA, and was already the largest healthcare PPP in Europe. The budget for its first phase (2008-2013) […]
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