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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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Subgroups & Missing Data: The Problems Facing HTAs In Europe

The DIA Europe 2020 conference heard from regulators and health technology assessment bodies about the problems that can arise over poorly defined patient populations and a lack of comparator data when making reimbursement decisions.

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Participants at a workshop on the EU’s proposed Pharmaceutical Strategy discussed affordability and drug shortages and called for more urgency on the draft HTA regulation.

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Rerouting Medical Supplies ‘A Priority’ When Brexit Transition Ends

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Rerouting Drug Supplies ‘A Priority’ After Brexit Transition Ends

Pharmaceutical companies in the UK have again been asked to ensure they have contingency measures in place to deal with potential supply problems at channel ports – this time in preparation for the UK’s formal departure from the EU’s single market and customs union at the beginning of 2021. The industry is continuing to push for a mutual recognition agreement on drug regulation.

United Kingdom Brexit

Coronavirus Notebook: A UK Catapult, A Russian Vaccine, And A Cuban Therapy

The UK BioIndustry Association has welcomed the government’s fresh investment in COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity, while Sanofi and GSK are striking European and US deals for their vaccine candidate. A number of potential therapies are also being developed, including products based on interferon and hyperimmune globulin, but Roche/Chugai’s Actemra (tocilizumab) looks like a non-runner.

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‘Onshoring’ Not The Way To Tackle UK Coronavirus-Related Demand

A parliamentary committee has come up with some ideas for strengthening the UK’s response to future demand surges due to the spread of COVID-19.

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