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GAfPA Attends 12th Annual Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation

GAfPA Attends 12th Annual Congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation ‘Advancing knowledge, improving care’ – that was the resounding theme of the 12th congress of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation.   Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease, but also among the least known immune-mediated diseases.  … Continued

EFCCA / GAfPA European Parliament Report Released

On November 15th, 2016, more than 70 patient advocates and physicians from across the European Union attended the Patient Advocacy and Safety conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium. The patient and physician advocates – who came from almost every country in the EU – represented a variety of autoimmune conditions and the fields … Continued

Copenhagen Biologics and Biosimilars Report Released

A recent workshop hosted by the Global Alliance for Patient Access (GAfPA) allowed patient advocates from across Europe’s Nordic region to consider biosimilar policies and discuss a topic of growing international interest: switching from a biologic to a biosimilar medicine. The workshop, held on October 5-6, 2016 in Copenhagen, drew seven different patient advocacy groups … Continued

GAfPA Releases “Fast Facts” on Non-Medical Switching

While 21st Century medications represent some remarkable breakthroughs, they often come with high costs. As a result, many agencies are exploring ways to minimize drug costs, sometimes without considering the long-term consequences. English Spanish French German