European Notebook: A Smooth Succession At Roche, EMA’s New Leadership Team, A Medicine Bank In Greece, Atorvastatin Price Drop In Ireland
Lufthansa's Christoph Franz will become Roche’s chairman next year; more restructuring details emerge from the European Medicines Agency; pharma companies donate medicines in Greece; Ireland names preferred medicines and aims to cut atorvastatin price.
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European Notebook: AstraZeneca Snuggles Up To Potential Partners In New Cambridge HQ, Viagra Patents Expire In Europe
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