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Drug manufacturing in the EU would grind to a halt in under three years if a proposal to restrict per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the European Economic Area is implemented in its current form, says industry group EFPIA.
Users of the new catalogs will benefit from a modern technology with enhanced view, search, export and data submission functionalities, says the European Commission.
Convincing payers to fund a $3m therapy is no mean feat, even for innovations with curative potential. Orchard Therapeutics, a company with much experience in this field, tells the Pink Sheet why it values open dialogues, and outlines how health technology assessment methods could be improved.
Givinostat, Italfarmaco’s investigational treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is among the latest products that have been filed for review by the European Medicines Agency for potential EU marketing approval.
The two countries want the European Commission’s proposals to be more closely examined for their possible negative effect on pharmaceutical investment decisions. The industry federation EFPIA says it is surprised more EU member states aren’t taking the same stance.
New tendering rules in Belgium aim to improve competition between biosimilars and originators, for example by setting contract durations for tendering contracts and limiting the criteria for such contracts.
EU ministers say that implementing an appropriate fee structure that is more in line with actual costs will promote innovation in the pharmaceutical sector while ensuring “fair access” to safe and effective medicines for patients.
Securing a place on the European Medicines Agency’s priority medicines scheme is not easy, but some companies have managed to make the grade more than once.
The Health Research Authority has developed UK-wide Quality Standards and Design and Review Principles to improve the information given to people who are invited to take part in research. Their use will become mandatory in December.
EU marketing authorization applications have been submitted for a number of new drugs, including Eli Lilly’s donanemab, Italfarmaco's givinostat and Arcturus Therapeutics/CSL’s ARCT-154.
A report comparing the health technology assessment methods used in nine European countries, Australia and Canada found that England has the most favorable reimbursement landscape for gene therapies – but outlined several areas for improvement across the board.
The World Health Organization has published a “step-by-step guide” for countries wishing to increase their capacity for monitoring pathogens with pandemic and epidemic potential. The EU and the UK have cleared an updated version of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine Spikevax targeting the XBB.1.5 variant, while the EU has followed the US in approving Gilead’s Veklury as the first treatment for COVID-19 patients with mild-to-severe liver damage.
The head of the European Medicines Agency says a group of international regulators got together to ensure “global alignment” on the approach to be taken on COVID-19 vaccination.
The European Commission’s proposals to overhaul the EU pharma legislation, which will see some orphan drug incentives cut, would cause a “significant dip in innovation,” according to number crunching from pharma industry association EFPIA.
This is an update of recommendations from the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use on the authorization of new medicines in the EU, and updates on EU marketing authorization changes recommended by the CHMP.
Dissent In Parliament As Commission Claims EU Pharma Revision Will Improve Competitiveness and Access
Proposals on regulatory data protection and transferable exclusivity vouchers to encourage antimicrobial R&D have received mixed reactions from the parliament’s rapporteurs for the draft legislation.
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