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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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EU Ministers Want Decisive Action On Medicines Access & Shortages

Health ministers have called for more action on access to medicines, including a new EU work agenda, rebuilding Europe’s manufacturing capabilities, further action on pricing, and greater leeway for member states to mitigate drug shortages by restricting parallel exports.

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EMA Prepares Approval Verdict On Beovu, Idhifa, Recarbrio

Products from Novartis, Celgene and Merck could get an EU approval recommendation at this week's CHMP meeting.

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New EU Commissioner Outlines Plans To Tackle Shortages

The EU’s new health commissioner, Stella Kyriakides, has outlined the commission’s plans for dealing with medicines access issues in the EU member states. They include completing the review of the EU pediatric and orphan legislation and developing a new strategic plan to tackle shortages and affordability problems next year.

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Scottish HTA body OKs Lynparza For Earlier Use In Ovarian Cancer

AstraZeneca’s Lynparza can now be used on the Scottish National Health Service for newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer.

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MSF Wants Faster Deployment Of Ebola Vaccine At ‘Fair’ Price

As stockpiles of Ebola vaccine are being built up around the world, Médecins sans Frontières has said more action is needed to ensure sufficient numbers of vaccinations are available for use in current and future outbreaks. 

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Drug Shortages, AMR & Cancer High On New EU Commissioner’s Agenda

The new EU commissioner for health has been given a number of high-priority tasks, including medicines supply and tackling antimicrobial resistance. These topics will be taken up by the European Commission’s advisory body, the Pharmaceutical Committee, in its new work plan.

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