A event on the Economic Crisis & Access to Medicines In Europe - 16 May, 9:00–18.00 European Parliament (Brussels) Room Jan 4Q2
This high level meeting revolved around various political processes linked to the economic crisis. Some of the topics discussed include implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy, as well as pharmaceutical legislation for ensuring that people living in Europe have access to a wide range of quality and affordable medicines.
The meeting hosted by Mr Alejandro Cercas, MEP (Spain,S&D) and by the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D Group) served to assess the impact of cost-containment policies put in place in some EU member states. Participants debated which role new innovation models and instruments could play in ensuring the affordability of medicines.
The seminar brought together actors and institutions that do not traditionally meet or exchange ideas. The event put forward a set of recommendations on how multilateral institutions, ministries of finance, research and health can join forces to prevent that the current crisis on access to medicaments spirals out of control.
There are many ways in which you can learn about the main issues discussed in this seminar:
Retreieve the Tweeter conversation at the conferece’s Twitter hashtag #access2medicinesEU
Read the conference’s press statement - Access to medicines in Europe: The EU cannot save banks while sacrificing people’s health
Download the SPEAKERS’ PRESENTATIONS (pdf files):
To know more about the topic of access to medicines in the context of the economic crisis, read EPHA briefing on access to medicines in Times of Austerity