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EUCOPE / SME Union Lunch Debate in the European Parliament on Pricing and Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Monday, November 8th, 2010 in Press Releases

On 26.10.10, the European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE, www.eucope.org) and the SME Union of the European People’s Party organized a Lunch Debate in the European Parliament on the “Economic impact of pharmaceutical price regulation on innovative products“. The host of the event, Dr. Paul Rübig MEP underlined the importance ... read more...

EUCOPE Lunch Debate on Innovations in Healthcare

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 in Press Releases

On 09.06.10 Eucope and the SME Union of the European Parliament organized a discussion with Members of the European Parliament, Commission representatives and other health experts on innovations in the biotech and pharma sector. A special focus during this Lunch Debate was the role of SMEs as a driving force ... read more...

Sector inquiry: Final report

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 in Press Releases

On 08.07.09 the European Commission adopted the final report on the competition inquiry into the pharmaceutical sector. The inquiry was launched in January 2008. The Commission concludes that market entries of generic medicines are often delayed and that the number of new medicines coming to the market is declining. The ... read more...

ECJ: Judgement on foreign ownership of pharmacies

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 in Press Releases

On 19.05.09 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) delivered his judgements in two cases relating to the rules governing the ownership of pharmacies. In joined Cases C-171/01 and C-172/07 (Apothekerkammer des Saarlandes and Others) the ECJ takes the view that restrictions on foreign ownership of pharmacies do not breach Community ... read more...