Tag: Pharmaceuticals

EU to shorten the duration of some medicines patents

Pharmaceutical companies are on a war footing as the Commission proposes to shorten the duration of patents for some medicines so that new companies can enter the pharmaceutical market, to address the growing shortage of medicines, insufficient research on new antimicrobial and to lower selling prices of pharmaceutical products. In addition, the Commission justifies the

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EU Needs a Public European Medicines Infrastructure?

  Today’s EU pharmaceutical market is unsustainable, due to the fragmentation of EU players and public dependence on private interests. A recent Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) study of the EP proposes a solution involving the creation of a public European medicines infrastructure, a body that would control of the entire

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