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UCB is a global biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Brussels. In 2006 it had global revenues of 2.5 billion euro, employed approximately 8,400 people and operated in 40 countries. [1]

On its website it states that its primary focus is on products in "the fields of central nervous system disorders, allergy/respiratory diseases, immune and inflammatory disorders and oncology." [2]

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Funding 'Patient Groups'

In 2006, ECB contributed CHF 30,000 to the European Patients' Forum, a group overwhelmingly funded by the drug industry. [3] One of its priority activities has been to support proposals to overturn the European Union ban on direct-to-consumer advertising. (See Direct-to-consumer advertising: The Campaign To Overturn Europe's Ban for the details of the history of the debate in Europe).

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Contact Details

Alle de la Recherche, 60
1070 Brussels
Tel: +32/2/559.99.99
Fax: +32/2/559.99.00

Website: http://www.ucb-group.com/

  1. "Key Facts", accessed May 2007.
  2. "About UCB", accessed May 2007.
  3. "Transparency - Budget 2006", accessed May 2007.