Surviving beyond treatment: Cancer patients Make Sense of life after treatment of head and neck cancers

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DIE LINKE: Diesel-Skandal: Ein Vergehen an der Gesundheit von Gesellschaft und Umwelt

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2017 Biosimilar Medicines Policy Overview: better access is crucial; tailored solutions essential for EU governments

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Oncology, the new era for biosimilar medicines

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Value Added Medicines: Time to adjust the HTA Decision Frameworks for more patient-centric innovation

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European Health Award 2017: Six projects shortlisted

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NABU: Schluss mit Glyphosat-Poker

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NABU: Vorschlag zur Glyphosat-Wiederzulassung missachtet schädliche Folgen für Natur

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Europe’s Healthy Davos announces rich programme

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New Ethical MedTech online portal: a commitment to trust and transparency

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  • European Dentists, Doctors and Pharmacists conclude: Proportionality tests for professional regulation ignore public interest and threaten quality and safety of patient care

    European Dentists, Doctors and Pharmacists conclude: Proportionality tests for professional regulation ignore public interest and threaten quality and safety of patient care0

    • Blog
    • January 26, 2017

    Source: CED, CPME, PGEU   The Council of European Dentists (CED), the Standing Committee of European Doctors (CPME) and the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU) have met the publication of the proposal for a Directive on a proportionality test for the adoption of a new or for amendments to the existing professional regulation

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  • EU should do more to protect citizens from pandemics and other serious cross-border health threats

    EU should do more to protect citizens from pandemics and other serious cross-border health threats0

    • Blog
    • December 9, 2016

    Source: European Court of Auditors ​EU-wide planning to protect citizens from serious health threats such as pandemic influenza suffers from significant weaknesses, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Although a number of important steps have been taken in recent years, Member States and their public health authorities still need to

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  • Healthy Innovation for All

    Healthy Innovation for All0

    • Blog
    • December 2, 2016

    By Yannis Natsis @ynatsis Policy Coordinator, Universal Access & Affordable Medicines, EPHA “Healthy Innovation for All”, the 2016 Universal Access and Affordable Medicines Forum of the European Public Health Alliance (Brussels, 29 November 2016) organized under the auspices of the Polish Perm Rep brought together top experts, policy-makers and key stakeholders to discuss the problems and the

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  • Health in the EU Annual Growth Survey 2017

    Health in the EU Annual Growth Survey 20170

    • Blog
    • November 18, 2016

    The Annual Growth Survey 2017 was published this week. It outlines the most pressing economic and social priorities on which the European Union and its Member States need to focus their attention in the coming months. The President’s State of the Union address of 14 September 2016 underlined the need for Europe to strengthen its economic recovery and invest strongly in

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  • German fixed prices for prescription-only medicines contrary to EU law

    German fixed prices for prescription-only medicines contrary to EU law0

    • Blog
    • October 21, 2016

    ECJ Judgment 19 October 2016 The ‘Deutsche Parkinson Vereinigung’ is a German self-help organisation which seeks to improve the lives of patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease and those of their families. In conjunction with the Dutch mail-order pharmacy DocMorris, it agreed on a bonus system from which its members could benefit when purchasing from DocMorris

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  • Push the pieces around or change the game?

    Push the pieces around or change the game?0

    • Blog
    • October 17, 2016

    By Yannis Natsis @ynatsis Policy Coordinator, Universal Access and Affordable Medicines, European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) Following the groundbreaking June 2016 Council Conclusions on medicines and the recent publication of the UN High Level Panel report on access to medicines, it is more than clear that the status quo is no longer an option as

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  • European Health Forum Gastein

    European Health Forum Gastein0

    Bad Hofgastein, Austria The European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2016 took place this week, bringing together over 500 European health expert in the beautiful alpine village to discuss current public health challenges in the EU. The theme this year was “Demographics and Diversity in Europe – New Solutions for Health”. Key contributors included Commissioner Andriukaitis,

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  • European Health Award given to AMR awareness initiative

    European Health Award given to AMR awareness initiative0

    • Blog
    • September 28, 2016

    Bad Hofgastein, 28 September 2016. The European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD), launched by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has been awarded the prestigious European Health Award (EHA) of €10,000 at the European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) 2016. The initiative raises awareness about the threat to public health of antimicrobial resistance and

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  • UN General Assembly adresses Antimicrobial Resistance

    UN General Assembly adresses Antimicrobial Resistance0

    • Blog
    • September 22, 2016

    The 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly took place from 19-23 September at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, USA. Heads of states and governments from 193 Member States convened to address global challenges, including for the first time ways to tackle antimicrobial resistance. This is only the fourth time a health issue

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  • 66th session of WHO Regional Committee for Europe

    66th session of WHO Regional Committee for Europe0

    • Blog
    • September 15, 2016

    Copenhagen 12-15 September   At the 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for Europe, representatives from the 53 countries in the WHO European Region debated a set of innovative action plans that affect public health. The plans call for accelerated action and stronger political commitment on refugee and migrant health, women’s health, sexual and

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  • State of the Union Address 2016: Towards a better Europe – a Europe that protects, empowers and defends

    State of the Union Address 2016: Towards a better Europe – a Europe that protects, empowers and defends0

    • Blog
    • September 15, 2016

    On wednesday, JC Juncker addressed the European Parliament in what was his second State of the Union Address #soteu. He outlined a number of new legislative initiatives, including a European solidarity fund, insisted that the EU could still be a “champion” for EU citizens. The EU, he said, had brought “huge if often invisible” benefits, not least economically

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  • A silver lining at Europe’s ageing horizon?

    A silver lining at Europe’s ageing horizon?0

    • Blog
    • September 8, 2016

    By Prof. Dr. Helmut Brand Ageing and migration are two (demographic) phenomena that profoundly shape the policy arena across sectors and governments. Whilst the first is a long-term and slowly progressing development, the latter has picked up momentum in a nearly unprecedented manner, catching many by surprise. Together, both trends pose a significant threat to the

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  • Michel Barnier appointed BREXIT negotiator

    Michel Barnier appointed BREXIT negotiator0

    This week European Commission President JC Juncker appointed Mr. Michel Barnier as the Commission negotiator for BREXIT. This appointment has been seen as a hardening of positions, especially by the banking sector in the UK. Indeed, Mr. Barnier, who between 2010-14 was the European Commission for Internal Market and Services, has pushed for tighter financial

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  • 5 tips to monitor EU health policy

    5 tips to monitor EU health policy0

    The EU is a large machine, producing countless number of initiatives, laws and funding streams every day. We all understand that it is very important to keep abreast of these developments in order to mitigate the risks of new legislation, but also to take full advantage of opportunities such as funding. However, despite many genuine

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  • BREXIT update

    BREXIT update0

    On 23 June 2016 the British electorate voted to leave the European Union. In the immediate days following this decision, the Leave camp had not yet published a plan of action to manage the country’s exit. Representatives of the Leave campaign have stated that they are in no rush to invoke article 50 of the

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  • Consultation on the Regulation of Professions in the EU

    Consultation on the Regulation of Professions in the EU0

    The European Commission has launched a consultation on the regulation of professions. Whereas it may not be primarily targeted at health professions, many of the “smaller” health professions should pay close attention to what developments in this area. This consultation follows from the European Commission Single Market Forum conference on the reform of regulated professions (all professions, not just healthcare). Nearly 400

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  • General Data Protection Regulation – health data

    General Data Protection Regulation – health data0

    After political agreement was reached last December, linguists and legal experts have finally reached the final version of the 261-page Regulation on data protection. This is the culmination of years of negotiations and lobbying. In an attempt to keep up with the initial deadline for final adoption of the text, the Council adopted its position

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  • 3/4 of Europeans aged 25 to 64 feel healthy

    3/4 of Europeans aged 25 to 64 feel healthy0

    Eurostat has published a new study on Europeans’ perception of their health on the occasion of the World Health Day. The study finds that of all persons aged 25 to 64 living in the European Union (EU),  three-quarters perceived their health status as very good or good, slightly fewer than 20% as fair and below 7% as bad

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  • Reforming Regulated Professions

    Reforming Regulated Professions0

    Regulators will remember that in 2013 the European Commission had launched a study on regulated professions in the EU. The aim was to provide a comprehensive overview of regulated professions in the EU, with a view to enhance transparency. The political environment in which this took place was the relaunch of the European Single Market, aiming

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  • OECD study: Health workers with right skills in right places needed

    OECD study: Health workers with right skills in right places needed0

    The number of doctors and nurses has reached record levels in the OECD. Countries should now reform their training and employment strategies to better respond to people’s changing health needs and also reduce their reliance on foreign-trained health workers from developing countries, according to a new OECD report.   “Health Workforce Policies in OECD countries:

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