EU Stands by Crackdown on Drug Spending in Ireland
Monday, June 29, 2015
The European Commission is standing by its latest attempt to reduce spending on patented drugs in Ireland--and it's not buckling under Big Pharma pressure.
As The Irish Times reports, the European Commission is calling for Ireland to cut down on spending for patented drugs, despite the pharma industry's vocal objections. Industry group the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) raised its "significant concern" with Irish lawmakers and the commission's representatives in Dublin, filing a complaint that called the commission's stance "quite unjustified," according to the Irish Times story.