Tag Archives: European Union

Testing the Waters of Transatlantic Trade

Testing the Waters of Transatlantic Trade As the process gets underway to create the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP), Reflector asks, what is the likelihood of drug firms – and patients – reaping any rewards from the negotiations? So ceremonial was the launch in July of the wide-ranging EU-US trade talks that one might […]
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European Pharma Gears Up for Horizon 2020

European Pharma Gears Up for Horizon 2020 The ink is not yet dry on the European Union’s Horizon 2020 agreement to invest some €70 billion ($92 bn) in research over the next seven years, and already contenders for funding are jostling for attention. Europe’s biggest drug industry association EFPIA scored something of a coup by […]
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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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Europe: Countdown Time for the Innovative Medicines Initiative?

Momentum is gathering in Brussels for real battles over carving up the 1 trillion dollars that the European Union has now agreed to spend between the end of this year and the end of the decade. The constituencies jostling for funding include farmers and foreign aid workers, teachers and train operators, and legislators and local […]
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Saving Greece's Healthcare System: A Harbinger for Europe?

A just-published report from the European taskforce trying to help Greece crawl out of its crisis makes clear just how significant a role health reform is supposed to play in restoring health to the economy. It is, in a very acute form, a harbinger of what is around the corner for the other countries of […]
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