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Shutdown Stalls US–EU Trade Agreement Talks

Another temporary casualty of the US government shutdown are the negotiations surrounding the US and Europe’s mooted free trade agreement. The second round of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP) talks were due to start this week in Brussels, Belgium, but following last Tuesday’s closedown of non-essential US operations, trade representative Michael Froman told […]
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Orphan Drug Adoption: the More Regulation, the Better

New survey research indicates that a country with a strong regulatory commitment for advancing drugs for rare diseases does better in getting orphan drugs to patients than countries with lesser regulatory frameworks. In his study, ‘The Effect of Market-Based Economic Factors on the Adoption of Orphan Drugs Across Multiple Countries,’ John Matthews, Associate Director of […]
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Those Amazing 'Gold Plated, Cadillac Care' Drug Programs

by Tom Norton Not too many years ago, while employed by one of America’s leading Rx manufacturers, I remember stepping up to a retail drug store counter to pick up a prescription.  As the pharmacist handed me my script, he said, “Wow.  I don’t know what kind of health insurance you have, but I have […]
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US and Europe At Risk from Substandard Medicines

Guest blog by Helen Disney, Chief Executive and Founder of the Stockholm Network, a pan-European think tank. When most of us look at taking a new medicine we tend to think it will make us better. Some of us may think about possible side effects but few of us expect the medicines we take to […]
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The Trouble with Transparency

Guest blog by Jacky Law A couple of weeks ago I attended an industry awards dinner and had an interesting conversation with an eminent doctor who shall remain nameless. The doctor in question works in a highly specialized area and frequently talks about her research at conferences around the world. She always travels first-class and […]
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