[PDF] Ensuring access to medicines: How to stimulate innovation to meet patients' needs?

Source:
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Publisher:
European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies
Publication date:
09 August 2018

Abstract

This policy brief is one of a series on addressing market and policy failures in the pharmaceutical sector that was prepared for the Austrian EU Presidency. The brief shows how only a comprehensive approach that combines initiatives to guarantee funding for R&D, optimize evidence generation and align regulatory requirements can effectively tackle innovation deficits. An overall vision with greater policy coherence and backed by strong political commitment and transparency is needed.