How To Make Cross-Country Collaborations On Pricing Work
BeNeLuxA Has Delivered “Proof Of Concept”
Francis Arickx from the cross-country coalition BeNeLuxA spoke this month about how the initiative had delivered proof of concept and discussed why uniting across borders is important for delivering access to transformative but expensive medicines.
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