Oliver O’Connor, CEO, Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA)

Clearly, the strongest drive for change has been information technology which has enabled people to manage their own care more closely and better, and this means everything from information about health-enhancing behaviours, the use of medicines to the availability of medicines and so on.

The importance of trusted information and products cannot be overstated. Regulation can enable this and providers can be leaders in supporting people when and as they need information, products and services.