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Innovative medicines need novel excipients

15/03/2021

Novel excipients are essential for the development of new medicines and vaccines.

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Kick off meeting for the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

26/02/2021

EFCG is honoured to have taken part in today’s high-profile launch of the EU Commission’s Structured Dialogue of the EU pharmaceutical strategy in the presence of Vice-president Schinas and Commissioners Kyriakides and Breton.

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Fine Chemicals: The EU Seeks To Fortify Supply Chains

DCAT article – 09/12/2020

DCAT issued a must-read article on the European Commission’s Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe and the supply chain vulnerabilities.

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Europe’s drug supply chain gets ready for a makeover

C&EN Article – 27/11/2020

Luís Gomes, the Chairman of the EFCG Pharmaceutical Activities Committee and Maggie Saykali, Director at Cefic, are quoted in this interesting article on the pharmaceutical supply chain complexity.

C&EN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 46

Building a resilient and sustainable EU Health Industry

08/12/2020

EFCG members propose measures to continue building a resilient and sustainable European pharmaceutical industry.

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Cefic welcomes the EC Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

26/11/2020

Cefic Director General considers the new EU Pharmaceutical Strategy as an encouraging sign towards building a resilient EU-based pharmaceutical supply chain.

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The European Commission presents the Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe

25/11/2020

The European Commission presented today its much awaited and ambitious Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe.

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CPhI Worldwide in Milan from 31st August to 2nd September 2021

The CPhI organisers have announced that the next edition of the fair will take place in Milan, Italy, from 31st August to 2nd September 2021.
EFCG will hold its annual networking dinner on Wednesday, 1st September.

Covid-19 highlights need to update pharma supply chains

Chemistry World – 16/10/2020

Chemistry World released an article on how the covid-19 sanitary crisis highlights the need to update the pharmaceutical supply chains.

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EFCG, APIC and IPEC Europe infographic on the pharmaceutical supply chain in Europe

Joint infographic – 19/08/2020

Download our joint infographic addressing the complex pharmaceutical supply chain in Europe.

 

 

COVID-19 is reshaping the pharmaceutical supply chain

C&EN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 16 – 27/04/2020 – Rick Mullin

The coronavirus pandemic may mark a rebalancing of where drugs are made as nations recognize a security imperative

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VOXEurop article – Europe’s suicidal reliance on drugs made in China

VOXEurop Article  – 11/03/2020

Since two years, EFCG has been advocating for a comprehensive set of measures to reduce Europe’s dependence on China for our essential APIs. These are listed in our position paper, which has now also been mentioned in this extremely well written article on Europe’s excessive reliance on China for our essential medicines. read more.

 

EMA addresses the potential impact of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on medicines supply in the EU

EMA Press release 10/03/2020

EMA and its partners in the European medicines regulatory network are closely monitoring the potential impact of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on pharmaceutical supply chains into the European Union (EU).  read more

 

 

Pharmaceuticals in the Environment – MEPs call for action to tackle pharmaceutical pollution

EP Press release 05/03/2020

On 5th March the European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee (ENVI) adopted a motion for resolution calling for new measures to tackle pharmaceutical pollution.  read more

 

 

API manufacturers address critical medicines shortages leaving Europeans and Americans vulnerable and dependent on Asian supplies

EFCG – BPTF Press release 12/02/2020

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) manufacturers express their concerns and urge EU and US authorities for action as the Coronavirus outbreak in China further highlights the vulnerability of the pharmaceutical supply chain.  read more

 

 

EU and US reach a milestone in mutual recognition of inspections of medicines manufacturers

EMA Press release 12/07/2019

With the recognition by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Slovakia, the European Union and the United States have now fully implemented the mutual recognition agreement (MRA) for inspections of manufacturing sites for certain human medicines in their respective territories.

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EU Council adopts SPC waiver text voted in EP in April

The Council of the EU adopted on 14th May the SPC waiver text that was voted in the EU Parliament in April. The regulation, approved during the Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting, still needs to be published in the Official Journal, and is expected to enter into force on July 1, 2019. 

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Commission presents Strategic Approach to Pharmaceuticals in the Environment

The European Commission has adopted a Communication outlining a set of actions addressing the “Strategic Approach to Pharmaceuticals in the Environment”. 

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EMA Booklet – From lab to patient

 EMA has published a booklet describing the journey of a medicine for human use authorised through EMA, from initial research to discussions on patient access to medicines across the EU: From laboratory to patient: the journey of a centrally authorised medicine – Link.

SPC manufacturing waiver

On January 23rd, 2019, the European Parliament’s JURI Committee voted its amendments to the Commission’s proposal amending Regulation (EC 469/2009) concerning the supplementary protection certificate for medicinal products. For more information, download our briefing note. Download.