Second Pharmaceutical Forum
Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen and Commissioner Markos Kyprianou co-chaired the second ministerial-level Pharmaceutical Forum on 26 June 2007 in Brussels. The meeting was attended by Health Ministers of Member States, MEPs and senior representatives from the Forum's ten stakeholder organisations.
This second Forum meeting acknowledged the work undertaken by the three working groups on Relative Effectiveness, Pricing and Reimbursement, and Information to Patients. There was widespread recognition of the challenges that each one was facing but acknowledgement that there had been some progress in all three. The Forum adopted a progress report which summarised the work of each of the working groups and set out objectives for the forthcoming year.