The Greens - EFA

Can we afford the current model of medical innovation?

Towards New Models of Innovation

recorded stream: 18 November 2010, 09:00 – 13:50

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Thijs Berman MEP, Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats
Eva Joly MEP, The Greens/EFA
Carl Schlyter MEP, The Greens /EFA and on behalf of the European Parliament Working Group on Innovation, Access to Medicines and Poverty-Related Diseases

At present, we suffer from a lack of public health-driven medical innovation and poor global access to essential medicines. At the same time in the EU and around the world, governments are incapable of facing the growing cost of health care of which medicine prices are an important factor. To respond to global health needs, new models of affordable and socially useful medical innovation are needed.

This conference follows and builds on the earlier roundtable on innovation by the EP working group on innovation and access on the 27th of October. It will bring together experts, NGO representatives, scientists and academics, with input from the pharmaceutical industry, European policymakers and country delegates to advance the implementation of EU policy and budget decisions that support new models of biomedical innovation.