Today, March 7th sees the launch of the PRIME initiative by the European Medicines Agency. This scheme aims to strengthen support to medicines that have the potential to benefit patients who presently have no treatment options, or that may offer a major therapeutic advantage over existing treatments...
I’m not a big fan of rules (as my high school record will tell you), but I am a fan of effective regulation. That same contradiction is reflected in debates around the world, prompted simultaneously by tragedy where rules seem insufficient, and frustration where common sense seems overbearing. We...
I was saddened today to read a report in The Independent that accused our industry of exploiting 'loose regulations' for clinical trials in India. This is fundamentally untrue.
Dr Paul Brooker is Chair of the ABPI Nonclinical and Biological Discovery Expert Network (NaBDEN) and is President Europe, Middle East & Asia Pacific (EMEA) and President CRS at Envigo.
Russell Brown’s letter to Andrew Lansley and Nicola Sturgeon calling for action to tackle medicines supply shortages is welcome. The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry has been calling for a solution too.
ABPI Chief Executive Stephen Whitehead answers commonly asked questions about clinical trials.
Read ABPI Chief Executive Stephen Whitehead's speech at the PharmaTimes debate with Ben Goldacre where the final vote on the motion 'Pharma is not getting its act together' swung in favour of industry.
"What are your views on value-based pricing?" That is the question I've probably been asked more than any other since I took over as Chief Executive three months ago.
The pharmacovigilance process can bring many challenges in ensuring patients’ personal data is held and transmitted in line with data protection legislation. To support companies and promote consistent practice, the ABPI, the Pharmaceutical Information & Pharmacovigilance Association (PIPA) and...
Today, the ABPI updated its guidance on guidelines for collection of adverse events. Why is this important and what difference will it make for you?