A public awareness campaign is being implemented with the central message #WeWontRest in order to inform the public about treatments which are currently being developed by pharmaceutical companies.

This initiative, which is an adapted version of a similar pan-European campaign by the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), responds directly to the public’s expressed need for information on the current state of research into the discovery of new treatments.
See here the EFPIA campaign.


Pharmaceutical research in figures

More than 3 million lives are saved every year in the world thanks to vaccines, and 8,000 medicines are currently under development worldwide and are expected to have a significant benefit for patients and health systems.

Specifically under development are

  • 1,800 medicines for cancer
  • 160 medicines for AIDS
  • 600 medicines for heart diseases
  • 475 medicines for diabetes mellitus
  • 277 medicines for eczema and psoriasis
  • 567 medicines for rare diseases
  • 1,300 medicines for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
  • 29 medicines for Hepatitis C, with over 95% cure rate for patients receiving treatment.

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