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European initiative approves 15 projects to develop innovative drugs

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2092 (Published 22 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2092
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

    The European Commission and the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations have taken their first combined step to try to speed up the process of placing innovative drugs on the market.

    They have given the go ahead to 15 research projects that will receive €246m (£215m; $339m) in funding. These are designed to improve understanding of several health matters and to tackle bottlenecks in pharmaceutical …

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