Medicines Availability Bulletin Ireland and Europe

NEW IPHA RESEARCH SHOWS THAT IRELAND CONTINUES TO LAG EUROPE

  • Ireland lags western European countries in availability of new medicines
  • Nine medicines in the Irish reimbursement system are already available in 12 western European countries, on average.
  • Cancer and cardiovascular care the main therapy areas affected
  • Ireland 18th of 26 European countries in availability of new medicines:  latest EFPIA research

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IPHA appoints Director of Communications and Advocacy

  • New role to help biopharma industry meet strategic engagement priorities
  • Move to work in partnership with Government and agencies on shared goals for faster access to new medicines in line with European peers
  • Industry keen to tell impactful story about healthcare and economic value

 

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Oireachtas Health Committee report on Orphan Drugs welcomed by the pharmaceutical industry

The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA), which represents 47 research based pharmaceutical companies in Ireland has welcomed the publication of a report on Evaluating Orphan Drugs which has been published by the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Health.

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IPHA welcomes updated IPPOSI position on access to innovative medicines

Revised ‘drug iceberg’ report a valuable contribution to ongoing debate on how best to ensure patients have timely access to the best medicines

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Record €67.8 billion exports for biopharmachem sector in 2017

Dublin, 21 February 2018 – The biopharmachem sector maintained its position as the largest exporter of goods from Ireland in 2017 with record total exports of €67.8 billion, up 2% on the previous year*. The sector now accounts for 55% of overall Irish exports of goods (excluding services), the BioPharma Ambition Conference 2018 was told today.

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Pharma industry will work with initiatives that truly speed up Ireland’s slow and late access to medicines

The Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) which represents the research based pharmaceutical industry in Ireland, has stated that it will work with initiatives that truly speed up the slow and late access to new medicines for Irish patients.

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New research shows consumers increasingly willing to take charge of their health

Meeting hears about unique Swedish IT-based self-care initiative, which builds a ‘flu’ map and encourages patients to visit pharmacies for prevention and treatment

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