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How the #EMA will stimulate the biotech community

How the #EMA will stimulate the biotech community

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

After studying at the University of Iceland and the University of Washington, Pavol Cekan (pictured) worked at the Rockefeller University and National Cancer Institute (NIH), and after graduation invested in a biotech start-up in Maryland, USA and in Bratislava and Slovakia, writes James Wilson in an  interview with Cekan. The innovative company was created to […]

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Eurocare happy with UK Supreme Court #MUP ruling

Eurocare happy with UK Supreme Court #MUP ruling

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 15 November, the Supreme Court ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcoholic drinks is lawful. Rejecting the appeal by the Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA), spiritsEUROPE and Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV), the Supreme Court found that MUP is compatible with European Union law.  The Supreme Court ruled uninanimously that MUP legislation did […]

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Thousands of drugs face #Brexit risk, makers to duplicate testing

Thousands of drugs face #Brexit risk, makers to duplicate testing

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Supplies of thousands of medicines are at risk of disruption if Britain leaves the European Union without a trade deal, forcing manufacturers to prepare for duplicate product testing to ensure their drugs stay on the market, writes Ben Hirschler. More than 2,600 drugs have some stage of manufacture in Britain and 45 million patient packs […]

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#EAPM: Ground-breaking congress to tackle regulation in personalised medicine era

#EAPM: Ground-breaking congress to tackle regulation in personalised medicine era

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

In order to make the most of the rapidly developing personalised medicine arena – geared towards giving the right treatment to the right people at the right time – one key element is fit-for-purpose regulation, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Executive Director Denis Horgan.  There is so much exciting innovation in the field, but […]

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#EMA move is about saving lives, not red tape

#EMA move is about saving lives, not red tape

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

As tedious and tiresome as discussions have become in the UK itself, the truth is that Brexit is creating a new reality for the whole of Europe. Crucially, however, its effect will be judged by history not only to be political and economic, but also human. Aside from the many millions of Continentals and Brits […]

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Bidding contest for hosting #EMA

Bidding contest for hosting #EMA

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Political pressure is mounting not to overlook central and Eastern Europe in deciding where a key EU Agency is rehoused after Brexit, writes Martin Banks.     With the bidding war intensifying to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Slovakia is fast emerging as a leading contender. The EMA,  along with the European Banking Authority, is […]

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#Brexit with no deal risks chaos in drug supply, report warns

#Brexit with no deal risks chaos in drug supply, report warns

| November 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Crashing out of the European Union without a deal would cause major problems for Britain’s health service and risk “chaotic disruption” to medicine supplies, according to a report on Tuesday (7 November). The Nuffield Trust, an independent health charity, also warned that Brexit without a deal on future relations with the EU would lead to […]

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