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European Pharma Policy Reaches "New Level of Timidity"

By Peter O’ Donnell, Applied Clinical Trials. The European Union has managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of opportunity once more! A long-heralded document portentously entitled “Pharmaceutical industry: a strategic sector for the European economy,” and supposedly initiating a new start in long-term thinking about boosting the drug industry, squeezes the thinnest and weakest […]
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Desperate Measures: Industry Teams with Parallel Traders to Tackle Counterfeiters in Europe

While action is heating up at the international level to tackle counterfeit drugs, Europe is making its own efforts to stop fake medicines from entering the legal supply chain. An improbable cross-sector partnership is struggling to secure support for a pan-European system to keep counterfeits out. It’s improbable because it brings together not only manufacturers, […]
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Europe Sees Pressure to Reduce Environmental Impact of Pharmaceuticals

Pressure is mounting on European legislators to introduce tighter regulations at both the European Union (EU) and national levels on the potentially harmful impact of pharmaceuticals on the environment. Politicians, environmentalists and even medicines regulators are calling for action in the face of increasing evidence that pharmaceutical chemicals used through the whole lifecycle of medicines […]
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EU Blocks Further Limits on Human Embryo Research, Backlash Hits

By Peter O’ Donnell, Applied Clinical Trials. A European bid to impose additional limits on research involving human embryos has been defeated. European Union officials decided last week (May 28) that there was no need to introduce new legislation in this area, since it is already regulated, and the existing policy received endorsement from the […]
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"Work to Be Done" on EU Clinical Trials Regulation, Says Industry

The European Parliament yesterday voted towards the adoption of the new Clinical Trials Regulation, which removes the legal framework for pharma to not publish its data by stating that information from  trial study reports should not be considered commercially confidential.
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