Essential medicines must be included in EU industrial policy plans
Off patent medicines account for 70% of those dispensed in Europe for the most prominent diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular care, infectious diseases, and others. Between 70-90% of Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and emergency medicines are off patent. Our sector currently has over 400 manufacturing sites in Europe. Therefore, the off patent medicines industry sector must be included in the 'Important Project of Common European Interest' (IPCEI) on Health.
Please find here the press release of our European association, Medicines for Europe.