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Cloning - guide
The European Commission has announced that it will propose a temporary suspension of animal cloning for food production in the EU. The Commission also plans to ...
EU ministers adopt rules to prevent injuries to healthcare workers
At a meeting of the EU Council of Education, Youth and Culture today, Ministers adopted a directive aimed at achieving the safest possible working environment ...
Every summer millions of Europeans head for the beach to enjoy the sun and to cool down in refreshing clean water. To allow Europeans to make an informed ...
Endocrine disruptors
EU Member States representatives voted on 4 July in favour of the European Commission's proposal on scientific criteria to identify endocrine disruptors in the ...
EP boost for organ transplants
Last week, the European Parliament Environment and Public Health Committee approved common European rules on organ transplants, which should make transplants ...
Third Health Programme 2014-2020
The European Parliament on 26 February approved the Third Health Programme 2014-2020. The Programme aims to support Member States' action to improve people’s ...
Legislation on Veterinary Medicinal Products (VMP) and Medicated Feed
The EU Council adopted the Regulations on the veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed on 26 November.
New EU rules on tobacco target young smokers
New rules for tobacco products sold in the EU came into force Friday, aiming to reduce the number of smokers, especially among young people, ensuring all are ...
New EU rules on nicotine strength not a problem for most vapers
Use of electronic cigarettes continues to rise with 2.8 million current e-cigarette users in 2016, up from only 700,000 in 2012 when it was first measured by ...
Tobacco Companies' Legal Challenge to Standardised Tobacco Packaging Fails: Other Countries to Follow UK Lead
The tobacco industry’s High Court challenge to the Regulations on standardised ("plain") tobacco packaging met with a humiliating defeat today. The landmark ...
European Patients' Forum Verdict on New Medical Devices Regulation
The European Patients' Forum acknowledges the improved measures regarding some safety concerns. However, we deeply regret the lack of mandatory patients’ ...
Council and European Parliament reached political agreement on the medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices regulations
Following the May 25th trilogue meeting, MedTech Europe, the alliance of Eucomed and EDMA, are pleased to hear that a political agreement has been reached on ...
European Patients' Forum welcomes the agreement, but more details are needed
The European Patients' Forum welcomes the deal reached yesterday between the Council and the European Parliament on medical devices. However, more information ...
European Patients' Forum Campaign on Access to Healthcare - #Access2030
In critical times for the sustainability of people-centred health systems, the European Patients' Forum (EPF) is launching a major campaign on universal access ...
Nature secret weapon in fight for better health
As the world marks the international day of forests, researchers find that failing to provide access to nature to deprived communities could entrench health ...
EU Parliament adopts new diagnostics and medical device regulations, focus now shifts towards implementation
MedTech Europe welcomes the final vote of the European Parliament endorsing the new Regulation on In vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVDR) and the new ...
European Patients' Forum welcomes the Council's decision to relocate the European Medicines Agency in Amsterdam
Being closely involved with the activities of the EMA through the Patient and Consumer Working Party (PCWP) and the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee ...
European health community calls on the EU and UK to prioritise patients as crunch Article 50 decision approaches
Today a group of organisations representing patients, healthcare professionals and the health care industry have called on the EU and UK to prioritise patients ...
European spirits sector commits to provision of nutrition and ingredient information
Nutrition information and ingredients listing will be made available to consumers for all EU spirits, either on or off-label. spiritsEUROPE will support its ...
Committed to consumers leading a healthy life
Unhealthy diets and lack of physical activity play a significant role in European consumers’ health and well-being. In 2014, half of EU adults (52 %) were ...
Ground-breaking Report on Health and Welfare of EU Horses, Donkeys and Mules
World Horse Welfare and lobbying consortium Eurogroup for Animals are proud to publish 'Removing the Blinkers: The health and welfare of European equidae in ...
Brussels Declaration on ADPKD one year on: pioneering progress in the fight against a devastating kidney disease
Strides made as 30 organisations back Brussels Declaration on autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) but MEPs urged to unite for better patient ...
MedTech Europe: Brexit deal must ensure continued access to needed medtech
MedTech Europe, the trade association representing the medical technology industry, wants negotiators to be highly sensitive to the impact of Brexit to ...
Obesity needs urgent action warns research organisation
The leading organisation responsible for research into obesity in Europe has warned that unless something is quickly done to tackle the region’s rising obesity ...
Spirits sector comments on Parliament Resolution on EU alcohol strategy
spiritsEUROPE noted the adoption of the European Parliament Resolution on the Future EU Alcohol Strategy. In particular, the Parliament’s focus on tackling ...
Latest data reveal drug-taking habits in close to 60 European cities
The latest findings from the largest European project in the emerging science of wastewater analysis are presented today by the Europe-wide SCORE group, in ...
Trade and Imports of Animal Products - personal consignments
Personal consignments containing meat, milk or their products and brought into the EU continue to present a real threat to animal health throughout the EU. ...
Plant health: Harmful organisms
The aim of the Community plant health regime is to prevent the introduction into the community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products or their spread ...
Safety of sunbeds - briefing
Consumers should be aware of the potential risks associated with using sunbeds according to the results of a market surveillance check of sunbeds and sunbed ...
New psychoactive substances in Europe - an update from the EU Early Warning System (March 2015)
New psychoactive substances (NPS or ‘new drugs’) were detected in the European Union last year at the rate of around two per week, according to an update ...
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