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Ian Schofield

Edinburgh, U.K
Ian Schofield has been writing on issues affecting the pharmaceutical and biotech industry since the mid-1980s, specialising in EU and global policy and regulatory affairs.  As well as writing, editing and commissioning articles for Pharma Intelligence, Ian works for the Ask the Analyst service, providing tailor-made answers to questions posed directly by clients. He has a degree in modern languages from the University of Bath. Outside the realm of work, Ian plays guitar in a traditional music group and also enjoys a touch of cycling and gardening. He lives by the seaside about three miles from the centre of Edinburgh.

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Pressure Mounts On EU To Follow US In Backing COVID-19 Vaccine IP Waiver

The pharmaceutical industry in Europe has attacked the US decision to come out in support of a relaxation of IP rights that is designed to boost global production of COVID-19 vaccines. But the move by the Biden administration could well cause other countries to rethink their opposition to the move.

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EU Biosimilar Filings, Opinions And Approvals

A list of EU biosimilar filings, CHMP opinions and EU marketing authorizations, including details of the biosimilar company, the brand name/INN, indication(s), the reference product/company, and the date and type of event.

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With elections taking place across the UK on 6 May, the Scottish National Party says it plans to take steps to ensure sustainable medicine supply chains and build up the manufacturing of generics and “specials” within the National Health Service in Scotland.

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