The European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA) represents the pharmaceutical industry operating in Europe. Through its direct membership of 33 national associations and 42 leading pharmaceutical companies, EFPIA is the voice on the EU scene of 1,900 companies committed to researching, developing and bringing to patients new medicines that will improve health and the quality of life around the world.
The aim of the Associations, which has no profit-making purpose, is to promote pharmaceutical discovery and development in Europe and to bring to the market medicinal products in order to improve human health worldwide. Europe needs and deserves healthcare systems that take a modern approach to both demand and delivery. 21st century healthcare systems should benefit the needs of European countries, which are faced with unprecedented challenges to its social model growth. The vision of the pharmaceutical industry is one of cooperation and partnerships: A collaborative approach will maximise the benefits we can deliver to society together through developing innovative medicines.