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Commission investigates whether #Aspen has abused a dominant market position with life-saving #cancer drugs

Commission investigates whether #Aspen has abused a dominant market position with life-saving #cancer drugs

The European Commission has opened a formal investigation into concerns that Aspen Pharma has engaged in excessive pricing concerning five life-saving cancer medicines. The Commission will investigate whether Aspen has abused a dominant market position in breach of EU antitrust rules. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy, said: “When we get sick, we […]

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#EuropaColon: What next for #health?

#EuropaColon: What next for #health?

Is DG SANTE pulling the short straw over changing EU budget discussions, as Brexit becomes a reality?  There are rumours circulating and recently reported by POLITICO, that health at EU level will be relegated to the second division and a ‘health in all policies’ approach will come to replace the Directorate in the Commission.   These […]

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#EuropaColon pleased to announce new partnership with DG JRC Ispra Italy

#EuropaColon pleased to announce new partnership with DG JRC Ispra Italy

The European Commission’s DG Joint Research Centre (JRC) has announced a new programme of work on colorectal cancer to be known as European Commission Initiative on Colorectal Cancer (ECICC) to be developed under the auspices of the Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) and with the scientific and technical coordination of the […]

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#ECCAM17: Healthy eating and obesity – EuropaColon calls for new approach

#ECCAM17: Healthy eating and obesity – EuropaColon calls for new approach

The Maltese Presidency led their health activity with a reappraisal of the effects of obesity on health, with the intention of disseminating good practice. The aim is to determine actions likely to achieve the overarching goal; to halt the rise in overweight and obesity in children and young people (0-18 years) by 2020. The EU […]

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#ECCAM17: Screening helped me detect #cancer at an early stage

#ECCAM17: Screening helped me detect #cancer at an early stage

Two years ago I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer which was detected in its early stages and I was operated upon successfully, writes Anthony Rossi, Malta. I am now free of the cancer. For this, I have to thank the National Health Screening Programme in Malta because together with a friend of mine who urged me […]

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#ECCAM17: Screening helped me detect #cancer at an early stage

#ECCAM17: Screening helped me detect #cancer at an early stage

Two years ago I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer which was detected in its early stages and I was operated upon successfully, writes Anthony Rossi, Malta. I am now free of the cancer. For this, I have to thank the National Health Screening Programme in Malta because together with a friend of mine who urged me […]

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With #ECHA finding on glyphosate, science has prevailed

With #ECHA finding on glyphosate, science has prevailed

| March 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

This week’s finding by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) that glyphosate, the world’s most widely used weed killer, is not a carcinogen has been welcomed by watchers. The assessment is based on extensive evaluation of all the available information, including human evidence and the weight of evidence of all the animal studies available, writes Martin […]

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