The ABPI has commented on the new Spending Review and outlined ways the UK government can help the life sciences sector.
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The ABPI has found that the UK is leading the rest of Europe in early-stage clinical trials and makes suggestions on how the country can maintain this position.
1 October 2020 | By
UK politicians were warned that without a post-Brexit deal on medicines, short-term supply delays could be damaging to both public health and the economy.
The ABPI and EFPIA have both emphasised the need for trade talks to mitigate medicine supply chain disruptions following Brexit.
The ABPI has said that the new UK-Japan free trade agreement will benefit the pharma industry, providing continuity for life science businesses.
The ABPI has responded to new guidance, intended to prepare pharma companies for the end of the Brexit transition period, from the MHRA.
The ABPI's Dr Richard Torbett, speaking to the International Trade Committee, said the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for a globalised drug supply chain.
The UK government has pledged funding of £22 billion per year into R&D by 2025 in its Budget, just days after a further £46 million was invested into coronavirus research.
The ABPI has outlined how the new immigration system in the UK will affect life science workers and businesses, emphasising the need for regular reviews to remain competitive.
A written statement from the UK government has highlighted the importance of trade co-operation with the EU, including for pharmaceuticals.
The ABPI has announced that the pharmaceutical industry will give the NHS Scotland £70 million, or £1 million a week, to fund new medicines.
The ABPI’s board has unanimously appointed Dr Richard Torbett as Chief Executive, commencing 1 January 2020.
In the wake of Brexit, the pharma industry will need to respond to a new regulatory landscape. Peter Morgan discusses how businesses have to prepare for the oncoming political changes, all whist retaining high pharmaceutical product quality.
The ABPI’s Manifesto for Medicine has been issued, calling upon the next government in the UK to work closely with the pharma industry to increase innovation and access to medicines.
The UK National Audit Office has released a report which has found that medicine supply to the UK will be delayed in the event of a no-deal Brexit.