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Medicines in Europe Forum

Founded in March 2002, the Medicines in Europe Forum is an informal network made up of groups from the four major families of actors in the health arena: patients, healthcare professionals, consumers and health insurance providers. 

The Medicines in Europe Forum was created in 2002, bringing together more than 60 member organisations from 12 European Union Member States.

Over the past several years, MiEF has participated in numerous public consultations or joint policy statements, alongside other organisations, or groupings of organisations, in France and at the European level.

Amongst the organisations the MiEF joins forces with on a regular basis are the ISDB (International Society of Drug Bulletins), HAI (Health Action International), the Nordic Cochrane Centre, Milan's Mario Negri Institute, the European Alliance for Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines, BEUC (The European Consumer Organisation), EPHA (European Public Health Alliance), etc.

The areas of intervention include: ensuring the transparency and independence of drug regulatory authorities, of the rules for granting marketing authorisation, and of pharmacovigilance; drug pricing; etc. In France, the Medicines in Europe Forum has called for the creation of a fund to compensate the victims of adverse drug effects, acting alongside victims' groups.

With 15 years' experience in the development of legislation at the European level, the Medicines in Europe Forum is recognised amongst civil society organisations as a force to be reckoned with.

To contact the Medicines in Europe Forum:

> Click here for a recap of the Forum's recent campaigns.

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