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The French lead by example on #cigarette recycling

The French lead by example on #cigarette recycling

| July 9, 2018

Having toughened its stance at home, France is leading the way on proposals to curb the adverse environmental impacts of the tobacco industry EU-wide, placing producers at the centre of the European debate.   Last week, Younous Omarjee, a French MEP from La France Insoumise (Unbowed France) party, published a report containing 10 suggestions aimed […]

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#EAPM – Legal threat to parallel trade in medicines watered down by EU

#EAPM – Legal threat to parallel trade in medicines watered down by EU

| July 3, 2018

Countries in the European Union have been given the green light to restrict parallel trade on pharmaceuticals if they have shortages in their own member state, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. The European Commission last week released a paper from an advisory group saying that certain restrictions might be […]

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#Drugs – Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos on occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

#Drugs – Statement by Commissioner Avramopoulos on occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

| June 29, 2018

On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos said: “The illicit drugs market is getting more and more dynamic and highly adaptable. It poses new and constantly evolving challenges to our society, especially with regards to children and young people. With higher drug production and […]

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Police seize more than €4.5 million in #Cryptocurrencies in Europe’s biggest ever #LSD bust

Police seize more than €4.5 million in #Cryptocurrencies in Europe’s biggest ever #LSD bust

| June 28, 2018

The Spanish Guardia Civil and the Austrian Federal Police, supported by Europol, have dismantled a criminal network producing and distributing synthetic drugs worldwide, known as new psychoactive substances (NPS), on the Darknet. The criminal group was also involved in money laundering their share of the profits by selling cryptocurrencies, mainly Bitcoins. More than €4,500,000 in […]

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#EAPM – EU heavyweights show Commission #HTA proposal yellow card

#EAPM – EU heavyweights show Commission #HTA proposal yellow card

| June 26, 2018

France and Germany have speedily published their views on the European Commission’s proposals for mandatory joint clinical assessment (JCA) on Health Technology Assessment (HTA). The latter were widely discussed by the larger member states at a meeting of EU health ministers in Luxembourg last week.  The two big nations have kicked the mandatory option well-and-truly into […]

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#EAPM – Mandatory HTA proposal a work in progress, but DG SANTE safe

#EAPM – Mandatory HTA proposal a work in progress, but DG SANTE safe

| June 25, 2018

An important EPSCO health ministers meeting took place in Brussels last week. And although it didn’t quite eclipse the Belgian demolition of Tunisia in the World Cup in Russia at the weekend, it covered some vital ground, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Meanwhile, it looks as though the under-threat DG SANTE has […]

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#Superbugs – How MEPs plan to fight resistance to antibiotics

#Superbugs – How MEPs plan to fight resistance to antibiotics

| June 25, 2018

Fighting drug-resistant infections  Every year 25,000 people die in the EU from infections caused by superbugs. With resistance to antibiotics growing, find out how MEPs plan to fight it. About 700,000 people die worldwide every year due to resistance to antibiotics and it is feared that by 2050 this resistance may cause more deaths than […]

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