Trilogue Meetings: increase transparency to level the playing field (March 2016)

31 March 2016 Trilogues are meetings held between representatives of the European Parliament, Council and European Commission to discuss policy and legislative proposals. In a joint submission to a public consultation by the European Ombudsman, HAI, ISDB, the Medicines in Europe Forum and the Nordic Cochrane Centre recommend the establishment of a register of Trilogue documents, in order to level the playing field in favour of the public interest.

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Why You Should Be Concerned About TTIP and Access to Medicines (February 2016)

18 February 2016 Joint Position Statement by HAI, The Commons Network and Public Citizen. Summary Both the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) are confronted with increasingly high medicine prices. European Member States are facing a looming access to medicines crisis as they struggle to afford new, patented, high-priced medicines. The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP), now under negotiation, could hamper needed changes towards affordability, needs-driven innovation and alternative incentive structures.

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A PRIME example of how EMA is pushing for accelerated market approvals, but at what cost for patients?

Joint response of Health Action International (HAI), International Society of Drug Bulletins (ISDB), Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Medicines in Europe Forum (MiEF), Nordic Cochrane Centre and Wemos to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) public consultation on the Draft Reflection paper on a proposal to enhance early dialogue to facilitate accelerated assessment of priority medicines (PRIME). Read more…