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Health care 2024: Privacy in the age of digital medicine


Duane Schulthess, managing Director of Vital Transformation, was invited as an expert by POLITICO to participate in “Health Care 2024,” a survey-driven series of online debates in which POLITICO will explore how the European Union can best tackle health policy.

In this installment of Health Care 2024 POLITICO asks: Can the EU gain benefits from sharing health data without weakening privacy — and if so, how?

Podcast Better Science, Better Health: Erik Tambuyzer Negotiated the First EU Orphan Drug Legislation


Erik Tambuyzer is one of the world’s thought leaders in orphan drugs and rare disease indications. While he was Genzyme’s EU and International Senior Vice-President for Corporate Affairs, he was also the industry’s negotiation lead with the European Commission and Parliament on the Orphan Medicinal Products Regulation, introduced in the year 2000, working together with patients’ organisations and academics.

US Biotech Lobby Slams EU Reference Pricing

By CARMEN PAUN 4/9/19,
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U.S. biotechnology lobby BIO said the Trump administration’s proposal to peg the prices of certain drugs to a basket of mostly EU reference countries would lead to a “downward spiral” that would negatively affect the development of new medicines.

Don’t Believe the Hype – International Reference Pricing Will Cost Far More than 1% of R&D Budgets

By Duane Schulthess

It’s odd that a city like Brussels managed to carve itself out a niche as one of the major political centres of the world. The medieval site of a notoriously typhus infested bog, one of the main streets in downtown, ‘Rue du Marais’, literally means, “Street of the Swamp” and the name of the city itself comes from the old Flemish word Broekzele, which roughly translates to ‘settlement in the swamp.’ So, when one talks politically of draining the swamp, at least in Brussels, it carries a literal interpretation that is often distant from the current political climate in DC.