COVID-19 Information

Please regularly visit this section of our website for updates relating to the
Covid–19 pandemic.

Hever Group Survey on Covid-19 Pandemic
Pharmaceutical Companies have a long tradition of collaborating in pre-competitive partnerships to share data and knowledge. The Hever Group that comprises the most senior R&D Directors from the “Top 20” (by R&D spend) Pharmaceutical Companies was established 25 years ago by Prof Trevor Jones (formerly R&D DIrector at Wellcome) and meets annually together with the Directors of US FDA, NIH and the EU EMA .

One of its main aims is to reduce attrition in drug discovery and development and reduce time to market so to optimise patient access to new medicines and the ROI of R&D investment.

In recent years, following the SARS and Ebola outbreaks, the Group has discussed pandemic preparedness and its members have been closely associated with the recent C.E.P.I. initiative.

The Covid-19 pandemic demands that we collaborate to find drugs that could be repurposed and to find new drugs and vaccines against the virus.

As a matter of urgency, the Group commissioned a survey of what work is in progress . Given the rapidly changing scenarios, this will be updated as appropriate.

Click here to view the Hever Group Survey on Covid-19 Pandemic.

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP)
Supporting Our members through the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.fip.org/coronavirus

Royal Pharmaceutical Society Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Pharmacist updates and information https://www.rpharms.com/coronavirus/

The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry
What are pharmaceutical companies doing to tackle Covid-19
https://www.abpi.org.uk/medicine-discovery/covid-19/what-are-pharmaceutical-companies-doing-to-tackle-the-disease/

Please see this link to what Pharmaceutical companies are doing.