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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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Products For Cystic Fibrosis, VWD & Schizophrenia Nearing End Of EU Review

The European Medicines Agency's CHMP is expected this week to adopt Lists of Outstanding Issues on products for von Willebrand disease, cystic fibrosis and schizophrenia.
Europe Drug Review

UK Price Scheme Changes To Cost Pharmaceutical Industry £33m

The government is expecting to reap UK-wide savings of £33m by basing the statutory drug pricing scheme on regular payments on sales rather than price cuts and limiting the maximum prices companies can charge the NHS. The move will bring the scheme more into line with the voluntary PPRS.

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GSK Adds £50m Per Year To Brexit Cost Estimates

Brexit is likely to cost GSK around £50m a year in the form of customs duties and transaction and administration costs. It is one of a handful of companies to have made its cost estimates public.

Brexit Regulation

UK And EMA Could Work Together Informally After Brexit

The UK may not be able to participate in the European Medicines Agency after Brexit, but there are plenty of precedents for informal collaboration among regulatory agencies worldwide. A former European Medicines Agency executive director and legal experts talk to the Pink Sheet about what might be possible.

Brexit Regulation

MEPs Approve EMA Move To Amsterdam, But Insist Deadlines Must Be Met

An EU parliamentary committee has OKd the EMA’s move to Amsterdam, but with caveats. MEPs are unhappy with the way the agency’s new home was decided and have called for changes to the procedure used to choose EU agency locations in future.

Brexit Europe

What Pharma Firms Should Be Doing Now To Prepare For A ‘No Deal’ Brexit

As Brexit uncertainty continues and a “no-deal” scenario remains a possibility, pharmaceutical companies need to be looking at issues such as the renegotiation of supplier contracts, the transfer of key regulatory roles, and the mapping of trade flows, says EFPIA’s president, Stefan Oschmann. Meanwhile, industry and healthcare organizations have drawn up a list of “crucial unanswered questions” that they say the Brexit negotiators must address.

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