6th Workshop, Barcelona: “Do Rare Disease Patients Have Real Access to Orphan Drugs in Europe?”

6th Workshop of the Eurordis Round Table of Companies:

“Do Rare Disease Patients Have Real Access to Orphan Drugs in Europe?”

 

June 9th, 2007

Barcelona, Spain

participants    at a workshopThis workshop revealed the true extent of inequalities in access to orphan drugs that rare disease patients face in some EU countries. It helped raise awareness of the factors and stakeholders that influence the fate of orphan drugs after their centralised marketing authorisation at the EU level. Full transparency in this area and an open dialogue between all the actors are the only way to ensure that the orphan drug field becomes fully recognised as a priority in all of Europe and is sustainable and compatible with the different MS health systems in the long-term. Several avenues to improve orphan drug availability to patients were discussed.

Participants: 61

Key feature: the EURORDIS 4th European survey on access to Orphan Drugs was presented for the first time.

Programme

Concept Paper

Proceedings

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The voice of rare disease patients in EuropeEURORDIS The international voice of people living with rare diseasesRare Disease International Bringing together patients, families and experts to share experiences in a moderated multi-language forum. RareConnect The Rare Barometer Programme is a EURORDIS initiative that carries out surveys to transform rare disease patients' experiences into figures and facts that can be shared with decision-makers.Rare Barometer An international awareness raising campaign taking place on the last day of February each year, Rare Disease Day is a EURORDIS initiativeRare Disease Day Join the largest gathering of rare disease stakeholders across Europe, at the biennial European Conference on Rare Diseases and Orphan Products. ECRD is a EURORDIS initiativeEuropean Conference on Rare Diseases