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MPs want British #Vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

MPs want British #Vaping rules relaxed to help smokers quit

| August 21, 2018

Vaping rules should be relaxed to allow the promotion of e-cigarettes as tools to help tobacco smokers quit, British lawmakers said on Friday (17 August), writes Ben Hirschler. This could include prescribing medically licensed e-cigarettes to assist smoking cessation efforts. Vaping, or using e-cigarettes, is estimated to be 95 percent less harmful than smoking conventional […]

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Medical devices: #Health Committee MEPs approve stricter EU safety requirements

Medical devices: #Health Committee MEPs approve stricter EU safety requirements

  A silicon breast implant – ©AP Images/European Union/EP Plans for stricter monitoring and certification procedures to ensure full compliance and traceability of medical devices, such as breast or hip implants, were backed by Health Committee MEPs on Wednesday. MEPs also approved legislation to tighten up information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices used […]

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Hospital pharmacists express concern to EMA about access to clinical trial information

Hospital pharmacists express concern to EMA about access to clinical trial information

The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) has written to the Board of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) expressing concern about proposals to restrict the viewing of clinical trial results to an ‘on screen only’ version. Such access would exclude the possibility of individuals being able to print, distribute, or transfer the information, making scientific […]

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Patients and professionals agree future vision for hospital pharmacy in Europe

Patients and professionals agree future vision for hospital pharmacy in Europe

A robust set of hospital pharmacy practice standards for Europe has been agreed at an international summit in Brussels. These standards should be met across European health systems to ensure safe, effective and optimal use of medicines in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams. The standards, comprising 44 Statements of Practice, were agreed at the European Hospital […]

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Patients and professionals agree future vision for hospital pharmacy in Europe

Patients and professionals agree future vision for hospital pharmacy in Europe

A robust set of hospital pharmacy practice standards for Europe has been agreed at an international summit in Brussels. These standards should be met across European health systems to ensure safe, effective and optimal use of medicines in collaboration with multi-disciplinary teams. The standards, comprising 44 statements of practice, were agreed at the European Hospital […]

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EU clinical trial rules will ensure Tamiflu scandal won’t happen in future say Labour MEPs

EU clinical trial rules will ensure Tamiflu scandal won’t happen in future say Labour MEPs

New clinical trials transparency measures, voted through by the European Parliament last week, will prohibit companies from suppressing data and putting lives at risk says Labour. This week it was revealed that Roche, the drug company behind Tamiflu, withheld vital information on its clinical trials for years. When the data was finally uncovered, it revealed […]

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Clinical trials rules give hope to millions of patients

Clinical trials rules give hope to millions of patients

On 2 April, the European Parliament voted for a wide-ranging package of transparency measures for clinical trial data, measures that give hope to patients suffering from rare diseases. Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader in Europe and rapporteur for the clinical trials regulation, said: “I am delighted the overwhelming majority of MEPs backed the deal I […]

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