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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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UK To Seek Only Limited Regulatory Alignment With EU

Despite the life sciences industry’s call for continued alignment of medicines regulation with the EU from next year and for some sort of co-operation with the European Medicines Agency, it seems the UK government is prepared to make only small concessions.

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‘No Unified Patent Court For Us’, Says UK Government

The UK’s decision to pull out of Europe’s Unified Patent Court system throws the future of the whole project into doubt.

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EU Calls For COVID-19 Diagnostic Research Projects

As fears grow that a full-blown COVID-19 pandemic may be on the way, a European public-private consortium is to make available a total of €45m (US$49m) in funding for projects aimed at accelerating the development of diagnostics and therapeutics to help tackle the current outbreak and any future coronavirus threats. 

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EU Call For Coronavirus Projects Sparks Big Pharma Interest

Europe’s Innovative Medicines Initiative is calling for R&D projects aimed at tackling the spread of COVID-19, saying that collaborative ventures have the potential to accelerate the development of therapeutics and diagnostics to tackle this and future coronavirus outbreaks.

Europe Infectious Diseases

EU Funding For COVID-19 Drug & Diagnostic Research

Europe’s Innovative Medicines Initiative is to get €90m in funding for programs targeting the coronavirus outbreak.

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Belgians To Tackle High Benzodiazepine Use

The Belgian authorities are taking steps to reduce the consumption of benzodiazepine-containing medicines, and have also reiterated the risks associated with the increasing use of opioid medications. 

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