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European pharma strategy report approved with huge majority

A report constituting the EU Parliament's contribution to the Commission's upcoming pharmaceutical legislation was adopted on Wednesday.

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BRUSSELS – The reduction to the lifetime of pharmaceutical patents has come one step closer to having a permanent place in European law.

On Wednesday, the EU Parliament approved the report that forms the basis of the strategy text with a significant majority, with 527 votes for the strategy out of a possible 689.

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