Strengthening regulatory systems in the Americas region: lessons learned from National Regulatory Authorities

Strengthening regulatory systems in the Americas region: lessons learned from National Regulatory Authorities Last October, FIFARMA and ALAFARPE held an internal workshop called “Strengthening of Regulatory Systems: Learnings and experience of the regulatory authorities in Latin America” with the purpose of understanding the regulatory landscape in the region. The activity was framed within the guidelines…

How does ethics impact the health sector?

How does ethics impact the health sector? Ethics relates to the study of morality and human action. Ethics determines what is good, bad, obligatory, permitted, etc. in relation to actions or decisions. Thus, it has been established that ethical business practices ensure long – term sustainable growth for SMEs, especially in the medical technology and…

Innovative strategies to guarantee the coverage, timelines, and quality of health care in Colombia

Innovative strategies to guarantee the coverage, timelines, and quality of health care in Colombia Experts and leaders of the health sector discussed learnings, opportunities and challenges regarding the implementation of innovative access models in the country. Bogotá, November 2021-. In a virtual event organized by the Association of Pharmaceutical Research and Development Laboratories – AFIDRO…

Differentiated Acquisition Mechanisms Workshop

Differentiated Acquisition Mechanisms Workshop To find a balance between access to innovation and financial sustainability of health systems, countries must promote contracting mechanisms to evaluate aspects beyond price and volume, and which allow the State to buy more efficiently so that more patients can access better treatments. These types of mechanisms would allow health systems…

The future of antibiotics is in our hands

The future of antibiotics is in our hands The world has chosen November as the month to inform and raise awareness about the correct use of antibiotics. Organizations, governments and the pharmaceutical industry are making great efforts to prevent antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from becoming a pandemic like COVID-19. Before counteracting this health threat and talking…

Inspire, connect and mobilize keys to being a good leader

Inspire, connect and mobilize keys to being a good leader In the last intersectoral meeting organized by the Association of Pharmaceutical Research and Development Laboratories – AFIDRO – leaders of large companies such as Carlos Arturo Calle, CEO of Arturo Calle; Yaneth Giha, CEO of Afidro; Juliana Duque, Mercer Talent Strategy Leader and Marcela Vaca,…

Myths and truths on the use of antibiotics

Myths and truths on the use of antibiotics Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a phenomenon whereby the ability of certain microorganisms (bacteria and viruses) to be neutralized by the effect of medicines, such as antibiotics, is reduced. The main cause of this complex phenomenon lies in the misuse of antibiotics. For this reason, health professionals should…