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#OrganicFood: Green light for fresh EU rules

#OrganicFood: Green light for fresh EU rules

| November 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

   New rules to increase consumer trust in organic foodstuffs and unleash the sector′s potential for growth were approved by the Agriculture Committee on Wednesday (22 November). MEPs gave the go-ahead to the new EU law on organic production and labelling, as agreed by Parliament’s negotiators and EU governments on 28 June and endorsed on […]

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European Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (#AWARH17)

European Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (#AWARH17)

| November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Now in its 5th year, the European Awareness Week on Alcohol Related Harm (AWARH) takes place from 20-24 November 2017, with various activities being carried out under the theme of ‘Alcohol and Cancer’.  Research in Europe has shown that one in 10 Europeans do not know about the connection between alcohol and cancer, and that […]

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How the #EMA will stimulate the biotech community

How the #EMA will stimulate the biotech community

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

After studying at the University of Iceland and the University of Washington, Pavol Cekan (pictured) worked at the Rockefeller University and National Cancer Institute (NIH), and after graduation invested in a biotech start-up in Maryland, USA and in Bratislava and Slovakia, writes James Wilson in an  interview with Cekan. The innovative company was created to […]

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Eurocare happy with UK Supreme Court #MUP ruling

Eurocare happy with UK Supreme Court #MUP ruling

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 15 November, the Supreme Court ruled that Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcoholic drinks is lawful. Rejecting the appeal by the Scotch Whiskey Association (SWA), spiritsEUROPE and Comité Européen des Entreprises Vins (CEEV), the Supreme Court found that MUP is compatible with European Union law.  The Supreme Court ruled uninanimously that MUP legislation did […]

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Thousands of drugs face #Brexit risk, makers to duplicate testing

Thousands of drugs face #Brexit risk, makers to duplicate testing

| November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Supplies of thousands of medicines are at risk of disruption if Britain leaves the European Union without a trade deal, forcing manufacturers to prepare for duplicate product testing to ensure their drugs stay on the market, writes Ben Hirschler. More than 2,600 drugs have some stage of manufacture in Britain and 45 million patient packs […]

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#EAPM: Ground-breaking congress to tackle regulation in personalised medicine era

#EAPM: Ground-breaking congress to tackle regulation in personalised medicine era

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

In order to make the most of the rapidly developing personalised medicine arena – geared towards giving the right treatment to the right people at the right time – one key element is fit-for-purpose regulation, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine Executive Director Denis Horgan.  There is so much exciting innovation in the field, but […]

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#EMA move is about saving lives, not red tape

#EMA move is about saving lives, not red tape

| November 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

As tedious and tiresome as discussions have become in the UK itself, the truth is that Brexit is creating a new reality for the whole of Europe. Crucially, however, its effect will be judged by history not only to be political and economic, but also human. Aside from the many millions of Continentals and Brits […]

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