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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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Brexit & COVID-19 Bring New Roles For UK Biological Medicines Control Lab

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EU Prepares Ground For Deployment Of COVID-19 Vaccines

With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to rise across Europe, the European Commission executive has published a set of actions to be taken at EU and national level to ensure future vaccines are allocated fairly, targeted at priority populations, and labeled in a way that increases production capacity, reduces transport costs and improves distribution.

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A consultation on plans for the early availability of coronavirus vaccines drew almost 192,000 responses, including a number of concerns to which the government has now responded. 

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Proposals from NICE that are out for consultation are intended to boost the HTA body’s efficiency, improve transparency and governance, and raise the quality of its guidance.

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Proposals from NICE now under consultation are intended to boost the health technology assessment body’s efficiency, improve transparency and governance, and raise the quality of its guidance. 

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