• Health in the EU Annual Growth Survey 2017

    Health in the EU Annual Growth Survey 2017

    • 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 law

    • 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?

    • 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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