The new issue of The European Files magazine (March, 2017 – #46) entitled “Medicines of the Future: How to Sustain Pharmaceutical Innovation and Improve Access and Affordability?” features articles of co-chairs of the MEP Interest Group on Access, supporting MEPs and PACT Partners. Among the number of key issues discussed are:

  • “Ensuring equal access and catering to the needs of patients in smaller EU Member States”, Dr. Andrey Kovatchev MEP
  • “Open Innovation for a Strong R&D network.”, Ms. Lieve Wierinick MEP
  • “Should affordability come from the European legislator?”, Ms. Karin Kadenbach, MEP
  • “Ensure that new treatments will reach patients equally in every corner of the EU”, Mr. Cristian Busoi, MEP
  • “Increased transparency in development and pediatric medical research processes”, Ms. Nessa Childers, MEP
  • “European Reference Networks: a way forward in the treatment of rare diseases”, Mr. Françoise Grossetete, MEP 
  • “Access to Quality Care: The Patients’ View”, Ms. Nicola Bedlington, EPF
  • “A positive agenda for better and affordable medicines in Europe”, Mr. Yannis Natsis, EPHA

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