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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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Nearly 18 months after the UK voted to leave the European Union, pharmaceutical companies and regulators are still in the dark as to what kind of regulatory arrangements will exist between the two parties after Brexit takes place in March 2019.

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Five of the nine products that could this week be recommended for EU approval have orphan designation. The final meeting this year of the European Medicines Agency’s key scientific committee, the CHMP, is under way in London.

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Reimbursement United Kingdom

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