CONFERENCE: Healthier solutions for access to medicines

BEUC NEWS - 14.09.2018

Many people struggle to get the medicines they need. This is a sad reality few would expect to happen in the EU. Yet, high costs and drug shortages do affect European patients – and are a huge strain on people’s private and the public purse. What is more, an increasing number of new medicines, sold at high prices, do not offer sufficient benefits compared to those which already exist on the market.  

This conference will shed light on what needs to happen to develop truly innovative medicines and keep them affordable. The following issues will be addressed:

  •     The role of national and EU public subsidies for research & development.
  •     Health technology has to be truly innovative and effective.
  •     Excessive pricing: competition enforcement and its impact on prices.

Please to register.

Where: Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU, Avenue de Cortenbergh 12
and list of speakers.