Guidance has been published to support charities and pharmaceutical companies in working together to improve the lives of patients.
National Voices and the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry have jointly produced a guide on collaboration for both charities and pharmaceutical companies. The guide highlights the benefits that working together can deliver, alongside some of the issues and risks that all parties need to consider.
The guide is available to view here.The project to produce this guide was launched in September 2014 as a joint initiative of the ABPI and National Voices.The work was overseen by a steering group, chaired independently by Harry Cayton CBE, Chief Executive of the Professional Standards Authority and the former National Director for Patients and the Public at the Department of Health; he chaired the steering group in a personal capacity.The steering group members were:
MD Healthcare was commissioned to consult relevant stakeholders and assemble material for the guide. Key inputs were as follows:
The ABPI represents innovative research-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small, leading an exciting new era of biosciences in the UK.
Our industry, a major contributor to the economy of the UK, brings life-saving and life-enhancing medicines to patients. Our members supply 90 per cent of all medicines used by the NHS, and are researching and developing over two-thirds of the current medicines pipeline, ensuring that the UK remains at the forefront of helping patients prevent and overcome diseases.
The ABPI is recognised by government as the industry body negotiating on behalf of the branded pharmaceutical industry, for statutory consultation requirements including the pricing scheme for medicines in the UK.
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