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ALK fears politicians will force pharma industry to foot pandemic bill

The pandemic was a massive expense for governments around the world, and the allergy firm’s CEO Carsten Hellmann sees signs that some governments might force the pharma industry to pick up the tab.

Carsten Hellmann, CEO of ALK | Photo: Gregers Tycho/ERH

ALK suspects that governments in Europe are currently investigating how to offset the huge expenses incurred by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The allergy firm’s chief executive, Carsten Hellmann, is fearing that some officials might make the life science industry foot part of the bill through increased taxation in some of Europe’s most important markets.

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