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#EAPM – Commissioners (and Boris) to get their day in ‘court’

#EAPM – Commissioners (and Boris) to get their day in ‘court’

| September 13, 2019

While the British government awaits a UK Supreme Court ruling over whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson misled the Queen over the proroguing of Parliament, the Ursula von der Leyen team of would-be Commissioners await their turn for a grilling by MEPs, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. The European Parliament currently plans to […]

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#EAPM – Cypriot commissioner-designate awarded health brief

#EAPM – Cypriot commissioner-designate awarded health brief

| September 10, 2019

Greetings, colleagues! Hot-off-the-press comes news from Brussels today (10 September), as the proposed Ursula von der Leyen College of Commissioners is revealed in full, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. With it comes the news that the nominee from Cyprus, Stella Kyriakides, has been given the health portfolio. Stella has previously worked with […]

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UK fears crisis as 11.5 million get potentially #AddictiveDrugs

UK fears crisis as 11.5 million get potentially #AddictiveDrugs

| September 10, 2019

More and more Britons are being prescribed potentially addictive medicines like sleeping pills, opioids and other painkillers, raising the risk of a drug crisis like the one in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday (10 September), writes Kate Kelland of Reuters. In a government-commissioned report, researchers at Public Health England (PHE) said evidence […]

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#EAPM – Oh, brother! UK science minister Jo Johnson quits, as his sibling struggles

#EAPM – Oh, brother! UK science minister Jo Johnson quits, as his sibling struggles

| September 6, 2019

Greetings! Of late, it’s been very difficult to write an EAPM update without referring at some point to Brexit. So we won’t stop now…. As most of you may now know, the pro-Remain brother of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that he won’t stand at the next general election – although the word is that […]

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#EAPM – Sanity checks in the air as MPs pounce on unhealthy #Brexit plans

#EAPM – Sanity checks in the air as MPs pounce on unhealthy #Brexit plans

| September 4, 2019

Greetings, all! Well, there’s never a dull moment with Brexit, is there? What with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson facing a vote in the House of Commons on blocking a no deal, the launch of a massive ‘Get ready for Brexit’ campaign (undermined on the very same day by Michael Gove telling fibs about fresh food shortages – […]

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#EAPM – G7, #Brexit and the von der Leyen Commission

#EAPM – G7, #Brexit and the von der Leyen Commission

| August 22, 2019

Greetings, and welcome to the latest update from EAPM, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan.  Here at the Alliance we’re delighted to learn, via an announcement by Croatia’s Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, that current MEP Dubravka Šuica will be nominated as the country’s European commissioner. Dubravka was a strong ally of all of us going […]

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#EAPM – Backstop…and back to square one?

#EAPM – Backstop…and back to square one?

| August 9, 2019

Greetings, colleagues, and welcome to the first update of August, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. If you’re already on holiday, here’s hoping it’s proving to be an enjoyable one. And we promise not to keep you for too long. The UK is due to leave the EU on the […]

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