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Ian Schofield

Edinburgh, U.K
Ian Schofield has been writing on issues affecting the pharmaceutical and biotech industry since the mid-1980s, specialising in EU and global policy and regulatory affairs.  As well as writing, editing and commissioning articles for Pharma Intelligence, Ian works for the Ask the Analyst service, providing tailor-made answers to questions posed directly by clients. He has a degree in modern languages from the University of Bath. Outside the realm of work, Ian plays guitar in a traditional music group and also enjoys a touch of cycling and gardening. He lives by the seaside about three miles from the centre of Edinburgh.
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Belgians To Tackle High Benzodiazepine Use

The Belgian authorities are taking steps to reduce the consumption of benzodiazepine-containing medicines, and have also reiterated the risks associated with the increasing use of opioid medications. 

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Ireland Embarks On New Stage Of Drug Verification System

The bedding-in period is ending for Europe’s one-year-old system for preventing the circulation of fake medicines, and the scheme is gearing up for a more fully operational stage. 

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EU & US At Odds Over Merck’s Keytruda

EU and US regulators have opposing views when it comes to Merck's applications for a new indication and new dosing schedule for the company's successful PD-1 inhibitor Keytruda.

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First African Approvals For Merck’s Ebola Vaccine

Regulators have pulled out all the stops in their efforts to get the Ebola vaccine to the marketing authorization stage in Africa. 

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UK Reveals Plans For ‘Dynamic’ Post-Brexit Regulatory System

At the end of the Brexit transition period, the UK will be charting its own course through the often choppy seas of medicines regulation. While it plans to retain the existing EU rules that have been transposed into domestic legislation, it also wants the freedom to tailor its regulations in areas like clinical trials, advanced therapies and product labeling.

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EU Parliament Urges Post-Brexit Cooperation

Life science companies will be pleased to hear that the European Parliament is pressing for close cooperation between the UK and the EU in the area of medicines regulation.

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