The heads of the Social Democratic Party, the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party presented the coalition agreement of the newly elected German federal government on Wednesday, 24 November 2021. One focus lies on the healthcare and life sciences sector. From driving forward the digitalization of the healthcare market, ensuring the sufficient supply of medicinal products and vaccines, and more restrictions on the prices of medicinal products, to strengthening pharmacies in underserved areas and legalizing recreational cannabis, the new government has set itself a substantive health agenda for the next four years.
Dr. Christian Lebrecht is a member of Baker McKenzie's Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare Practice Group in Frankfurt. He obtained his Doctor of Law degree at the University of Mainz on a topic related to French and German commercial law in 2019.