Earlier access to medicines

On Tuesday 25 March the Empower: Access to Medicine campaign were joined by UK Health Minister Earl Howe, patients, families, campaigners and biotechs for a hugely successful lobby of the UK Parliament.

More than a hundred people, including TOPRA Executive Director Lynda Wight and President Jonathan Trethowan, attended the Strangers Dining Room to explore the barriers and opportunities to earlier access to medicines. Patient organisations believe that their voice and engagement would make major, positive changes to priorities at several stages in the medical innovation process.

The announcements of a UK Early Access scheme by MHRA and an Adaptive Licensing Pilot in Europe from EMA are seen as hugely positive steps forward by Empower, who recently supported a TOPRA Roundtable event.

See photographs of the event

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