Eliza began reporting on health and medical science in 2018 while completing her Master’s degree in Journalism at City, University of London. During her degree program she interned at C+D and on the London Evening Standard’s health desk. In the years since, Eliza has written about everything from mid-stage drug development to market access for medicines and devices in the EU and beyond. Her work explores the trials and tribulations of securing reimbursement for medical products in Europe, and Eliza is particularly interested in the challenges of funding innovation in health care.
Eliza has lived in London since 2017 and is originally from Cheshire, in the north west of England. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Manchester and is in the process of completing a second undergraduate degree in Biomedicine from Birkbeck College, an evening university that is part of the University of London.
Latest From Eliza Slawther
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.
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 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.
Governments should increase financial resources for novel antimicrobial drug candidates in the later stages of development and tackle shortages of existing, underused antibiotics to combat antimicrobial resistance, says a new report from the OECD.
A report published by the European Medicines Agency highlights milestones reached under its collaboration with EUnetHTA over recent years and outlines areas for further development once the initiative changes hands under the new HTA Regulation.
The European Medicines Agency’s CHMP was set to adopt opinions on SK Bioscience’s COVID-19 vaccine and Mycovia/Gedeon’s Vivjoa for vulvovaginal candidiasis during its September meeting, but both marketing authorization filings were voluntarily withdrawn.