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Message posted on 21/09/2023

Webinar - Solidary pharma - 23rd of October 2023

Dear colleagues,

Some of you might be interested in this webinar arranged by the Global Pharmaceuticals and Society Studies (GPSS) Network.

Theme: Solidary pharma? Contemporary proposals to pharma reform in the European Union

Time: 23rd of October from 3:00 - 4:30 pm CET

Registration: Please register to receive a link to the webinar. The link will be sent to you by e-mail a few days before the webinar.

At this webinar we will discuss and compare two current policy proposals that include calls for more solidary practices in the pharmaceutical sector: 1) The 'Pandemic Treaty' that is currently negotiated, tabled by the President of the European Council in autumn 2021 and carried forward by the World Health Organization, and 2) the European Commission's proposal for regulatory reform that addresses the authorization and supervision of medicinal products published in spring 2023.

These regulatory measures seem to develop through separate processes and are rarely discussed together. However, they share similar aims of providing for more equitable access and the sharing of critical medical resources internationally - albeit by different policy measures. We seek to identify the overlaps and discrepancies between the two policy proposals and reflect on what academics and civil society together might do to help direct them toward global solidarity.

Three distinguished speakers will provide a short introduction to the policy reforms and set the scene for discussion:

  • Prof. Susi Geiger, University College Dublin

  • Sara Rafael Almeida, Policy Officer, European Commission

  • Jaume Vidal, Senior Policy Advisor, Health Action International

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To join the mailing list of the GPSS Network, please sign up through this link:, selecting GLOBAL-PHARMA-SOC-STUDIES

Best wishes, Susi Geiger, Hadewych Honn, Tineke Kleinhout-Vliek, Paul Martin and Sarah Wadmann

Sarah Wadmann Ph.D., Senior Researcher


Mobile: +45 61 82 77 35 /

VIVE - The Danish Center for Social Science Research Herluf Trolles Gade 11 / DK 1052 Kbenhavn K Telephone: +45 44 45 55 00

Recent publications:

Wadmann, S. 2023. Disease classification: A framework for analysis of contemporary developments in precision medicine. SSM - Qualitative Research in Health, 3:100217,

Wadmann, S., Hauge, A.M. & Navne, L.E. 2023. Good conduct in a context of rationing. A case study of how frontline professionals deal with distributive dilemmas of novel gene therapies, Sociology of Health & Illness, DOI:10.1111/1467-9566.13608

Green, S., Hillersdal, L., Holt, J., Hoeyer, K. & Wadmann, S. 2022. The practical ethics of repurposing health data: How to acknowledge invisible data work and the need for prioritization, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy,

Iversen, A.K.; Wadmann, S., Bek, T. & Kjellberg, J. 2022. National clinical guidelines and treatment centralization do not guarantee consistency in health care delivery. A mixed-method study of wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration treatment in Denmark, Health Policy, 126(12):1291-1302

Wadmann, S., Hartlev, M. & Hoeyer, K. 2022. The life and death of confidentiality: a historical analysis of the flows of patient information, BioSocieties,

Hauge, A.M., Otto, E. & Wadmann, S. 2022. The sociology of rationing: Towards increased interdisciplinary dialogue. Sociology of Health & Illness, 44(8):1287-1304,

Steffensen, M.B., Matzen, C.L. & Wadmann, S. 2022. Patient participation in priority setting: Co-existing participant roles, Social Science & Medicine, 294: 114713,

Wadmann, S. & Hauge, A.M. 2021. Strategies of Stratification: Regulating market access in the era of personalized medicine, Social Studies of Science, 51(4):628-653,

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