Pharmaceutical package: Commission promises better drug supply

Affordable. Accessible. Available. These are the three keywords used by the Commission to describe its new pharmaceutical package. A directive, a regulation, and a Council communication are intended to ensure that people in the EU receive better medical care. EU Vice Commissioner Margaritis Schinas spoke of an “epic” package: “Never before in the history of the EU were we able to do so much in the area of public health.” Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides: “We are creating a single European market for medicines.” She even quoted Bono, the U2 singer: “Where you live should not determine whether you live, or die.”

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