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The Swedish opposition promised to create more jobs in the healthcare and pharmaceutical if it takes power
Friday, 27 April 2012
Democrats, the party leader, Stefan Löfven, suggests in an article in
Swedish newspaper, Svenska Dagbladet a program to create jobs in the
healthcare and pharmaceutical sector. It will among other measures
provide more resources for research in the sector which has seen its
competitive advantage shrunk in the past years.
the Social Democrats, medical research in Sweden has weakened over time
and the party would like to have a new program in what we call "life
science", ie health care. State money will be allocated to such line of
research, write the party leader Stefan Löfven in an article in Swedish
newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
money the Social Democrats also have to review of the price system and
compensation models, and that public procurement should be used to
introduce new drugs and treatments.
The party did
not identify lower starting salaries. "Instead, do we invest in
employees through training and access to full-time work, "writes Stefan
Social Democrats are reacting to the growing loose of the competitive
advantage Sweden is loosing to neighbours such as Denmark in the area
of biotechnology, healthcare and pharmaceutical and related research.
While the Swedish part of sector that sector has been shrinking, that
of Denmark has been booming with lost of smaller research house
emerging here and there. The effect also in that Denmark has been
attracting Swedish research and biotechnology scientist there.
with having its companies growing rather big that strategic – i.e.
compete in terms of size rather than becoming a quality and price
leader, is seeing that such strategy is not working in the healthcare
and pharmaceutical biotechnology sector.
the social democrats, life science has to do with many different
disciplines, including medicine, biology, engineering and chemistry.
The purpose of the multidisciplinary activities is to generate
knowledge to improve the lives and health.
“We need to
combine health care with clinical research. Sweden has lost ground and
we are lagging behind. There is a great need for such products and
services” said Stefan Löfven.
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