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AstraZeneca’s Lynparza can now be used on the Scottish National Health Service for newly diagnosed advanced ovarian cancer.
As stockpiles of Ebola vaccine are being built up around the world, Médecins sans Frontières has said more action is needed to ensure sufficient numbers of vaccinations are available for use in current and future outbreaks.
The new EU commissioner for health has been given a number of high-priority tasks, including medicines supply and tackling antimicrobial resistance. These topics will be taken up by the European Commission’s advisory body, the Pharmaceutical Committee, in its new work plan.
Two EU bodies want to move forward with European Commission proposals on contamination of the environment by pharmaceutical substances.
Richard Torbett, who negotiated the UK's new voluntary pricing scheme, is to be the new chief executive of the ABPI.
EU member states are being urged by the European Commission to cooperate more closely on pricing and reimbursement, managed access deals and policies to promote generics and biosimilars.