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,…

FIFARMA’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025

FIFARMA’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025 From October 26th to 28th, FIFARMA’s regional meeting was held, bringing together more than 100 participants from local associations and affiliated companies to discuss the 2022-2025 strategic plan. During the event, international consultants such as Frontierview, WifOR and IQVIA they spoke about global and local trends in healthcare, and the political…

“The behavior of the virus does not depend on viral activity but on human behavior”: Dr. Carlos Pérez at the fourth meeting of ‘Ask the expert’

“The behavior of the virus does not depend on viral activity but on human behavior”: Dr. Carlos Pérez at the fourth meeting of ‘Ask the expert’ Continuing with the premise of not allowing rumors to cause more harm than the virus, Afidro and 13 other organizations in the sector continue to clarify doubts and myths…

Guide to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Guide to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus It is estimated that more than 5 million people around the world have some type of Lupus, according to the Lupus Foundation of America. It is more frequent in women of childbearing age; however, it is not exclusive to women, children, men and adolescents can also have this disease. What…

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): what, how and why does it occur

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): what, how and why does it occur Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder, which not only affects the joints, but can damage various body systems such as the skin, eyes, lungs, heart, and blood vessels. This type of arthritis is considered an autoimmune disease. It is the most common form…