Roche urges international collaboration to tackle Covid-19 pandemic

24 March 2020 (Last Updated March 24th, 2020 11:39)

Pharmaceutical giant Roche has called on governments around the world to work closely with the life sciences industry to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

The company has urged governments to help keep manufacturing and supply running to meet the increased worldwide demand for drugs and medical devices. It has also stressed the importance of ensuring the free flow of vital medical goods across national borders to keep manufacturing and supply running.

Roche has suggested pragmatic temporary adjustments to regulations on packaging, reviews and customs to expedite the delivery of urgently needed medical supplies as governments work together internationally to balance global needs.

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