Joint Healthcare Industry* Press Release: ‘The value of industry involvement in HTA’

The Healthcare Industry is pleased to present today in the setting of the EUnetHTA Joint Action Conference in Gdansk, a jointly developed position paper on ‘The value of industry involvement in HTA’. The paper outlines the industry contribution to the HTA process, both in terms of inputting into the policy setting and methodology development, as well as the industry contribution in terms of specific assessments. The significant industry experience with HTA systems over time and across countries, and their invaluable knowledge of the products developed and the data produced, is a great contribution that any HTA system should build on. A robust framework allowing for transparency and public involvement will ensure that the HTA process acts as a tool to allocate resources efficiently and therefore free up resources for continued innovation, in turn improving patients’ access and outcomes, and overall system efficiency.

The Healthcare Industry looks forward to continue working with the EUnetHTA Joint Action to ensure that the European collaboration on HTA is a success. This includes making sure that industry is fully involved in the policy discussions within that Forum as well as in the future pilots that will be taken on going forward.

* Besides COCIR, this press release has been signed by the following associations:

AESGP: The Association of the European Self-Medication Industry is the official representation of manufacturers of non-prescription medicines and food supplements in Europe.

EDMA: The European Diagnostic Manufacturers Association is the trade association that represents the In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) industry active in Europe.

EFPIA: The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations represents the research-based pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe.

EGA: The European Generic Medicines Association is the official representative body of the European generic and biosimilar pharmaceutical industry.

Eucomed:  The European medical technology industry association represents the medical technology industry in Europe.

EuropaBio: The European Association for Bioindustries provides a voice for the biotech industry at the EU level.

GIRP: The European association of pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers is the umbrella organisation of pharmaceutical full-line wholesalers in Europe.

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