On Rare Diseases Day, EUCOPE is delighted to host an interview with Laurence Woollard, patient expert and rare disease advocate, to discuss with him the importance of an engaged community and the opportunities and challenges new treatments can bring. See Laurence’s Q&A on our blog.
As the European Medicines Agency (EMA) is convening stakeholders (including a EUCOPE delegation) for a two-days workshop to brainstorm on its Regulatory Science Strategy 2025, please read our latest blog piece detailing our priorities and proposals for a more integrated and collaborative regulatory framework.
The Czech Ministry of Health recently announced that the Public Health Insurance Act 48/1997, which regulates the scope and conditions under which health services are covered as well as their pricing and reimbursement, would be amended. The foreseen amendments, expected to enter into force in… read more
Earlier this month, the Maltese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health, Mr Chris Fearne, met with EUCOPE to discuss issues pertaining to transparency and access to medicines. This meeting took place against the background of the ongoing activities of the Valetta Declaration – which,… read more
EUCOPE, together with 16 associations representing patients, healthcare professionals and the pharmaceutical and devices industry have joined efforts in supporting the event “Brexit: the European Parliament’s role in prioritising patients, public health and health security across Europe”, to be held on September the 12th in… read more
The European Commission just published a FAQ document on the new Unique Device Identification (UDI) system, as introduced by the two new Regulations on Medical Devices (2017/745) and In Vitro Diagnostics Devices (2017/746). The document spells out the objectives of this new system, namely to… read more
The nominations for the EURORDIS Black Pearl Awards 2020 are now open until 13 September 2019! The Black Pearl Awards is an annual event organised by EURORDIS, the alliance of more than 800 rare disease patient organisations, to recognise the outstanding achievements and exceptional work… read more
The German Cabinet of Health adopted today (10 July) the draft of a new “digital supply law” that aims to improve access to digital health care across the country. The new law will, for instance, enable doctors to prescribe health apps that allow patients to… read more
The European Commission published on the 12 June its 5th state-of-play communication on the preparation of contingency measures for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit). In its 10-page document, the Commission reiterates its recommendation for a high level of preparedness… read more
As of 9 February 2019, most prescription medicines supplied in the European Union are required to have a unique identifier (a two-dimension barcode) and an anti-tampering device on their outer packaging. These mandatory safety features are implemented through a delegated regulation that comes into application… read more