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Pharma lobby pledges to launch drugs on EU markets no later than two years after approval

European regional differences are too large in regard to the time it takes for drugs to reach individual EU countries post approval, says European lobby organization EFPIA, which is launching a new initiative to reduce inequalities in the area.

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On Monday, the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), which represents pharmaceutical firms across Europe, has made a pledge to ”reduce inequalities in patient access to medicines across Europe,” the organization has announced in a press release, as reported by Endpoints News.

The proposal entails the commitment by member companies to file for market access, including pricing and reimbursement, in all EU member countries ”as soon as possible and no later than two years” post EU approval, should local authorities enable it.

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