Next Meeting – ENVI

Meeting Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety will be in Brussels, 30-31 January 2017. They will vote inter alia on a recommendation for second reading on official controls in the food chain, a report on EU options for improving access to medicines, a motion for a resolution following an oral question on…

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Qualified to provide advice on effective ways on investing in health?

Qualified to provide advice on effective ways on investing in health ? Apply for membership of independent expert panel! Call for expression of interest now open! The European Commission seeks experts, from a wide range of disciplines, to join an independent expert panel,  on effective ways of investing in health, established in 2012. This panel…

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WHO and industry: agreements in case of pandemics

WHO and industry: agreements in case of pandemics One main source of distrust towards public health authorities is a suspicion of hidden connections with the pharmaceutical industry,  but, in case of a severe pandemic, an adequate supply of antivirals and vaccines is essential. ASSET asked Norman Begg, GSK Vice President, Head of Scientific Affairs and…

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Facial hair may tackle antibiotic resistance

Nature gives men bacteria fighting beards so improves their antibiotic resistance! Facial hair could be a key to developing new antibiotics, claims a team led by Dr. Adam Roberts,  microbiologist at University College London (UCL) in the UK, They have spent recent years attempting to uncover new medicines that overcome drug resistance, a major public…

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Tribute to pioneer in public health and patient safety!

EIWH pays tribute to pioneer in public health and patient safety. 17 August 2015 – Last week, Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, the FDA regulator and worldwide pioneer in medicines safety and the protection of patients, died at the age of 101. As a young scientific officer, freshly employed by the FDA, she stubbornly questioned the…

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