Update: EU Pharmaceutical Strategy

    View Author December 2020

    The European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has put an emphasis on health policy since the beginning of her term, by promoting the development of a number of initiatives that will be published in the months and years to come.

    Inevitably, the COVID-19 pandemic has generated a growing demand for better coordination across EU Member States in connection to the management of health systems and health emergency response, an area in which Member States opted to maintain full competence.

    A new Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe, published on 25 November has been one of those initiatives, which aim to establish a future-proof and crisis-resilient pharmaceutical system in the EU. In this client alert, we are looking into the strategy and the future initiatives stemming from the strategy, as well as future health policies that can be expected.