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UK offers £25 million contract to maintain drug supply after #Brexit

UK offers £25 million contract to maintain drug supply after #Brexit

| August 16, 2019

Britain is asking logistics providers to bid for a £25 million express freight contract to deliver medicines into the country on a daily basis after it has left the European Union on 31 October, writes Kate Holton. The Department for Health and Social Care said the contract would form part of its contingency plans to […]

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Hospital pharmacists call for European action to combat #MedicinesShortages

Hospital pharmacists call for European action to combat #MedicinesShortages

| June 21, 2019

  The 35 member organizations of the European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) adopted a new position paper on medicines shortages at their 49th General Assembly held last weekend in Edinburgh, United Kingdom. The topic of medicines shortages has occupied the members of EAHP for quite some time due to its growing impact on patient care […]

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Launch of #EuropeanDrugReport2019

Launch of #EuropeanDrugReport2019

| June 4, 2019

On 6 June, Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos and Director of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) Alexis Goosdeel will launch the European Drug Report 2019, presenting the latest drug use and market trends and developments in Europe. The European Drug Report provides a comprehensive analysis of recent […]

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#AEuropeThatProtects – #EUDrugsAgency is recognized as a hub of excellence in Europe and internationally

#AEuropeThatProtects – #EUDrugsAgency is recognized as a hub of excellence in Europe and internationally

| May 15, 2019

The Commission has published a report positively evaluating the work of the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), the EU Agency on drugs. The report confirms that, over the period 2013 to 2018, the Agency continued to be widely recognized as a true hub of scientific excellence in Europe and internationally, providing factual, […]

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A lethal #IndustrialFarmFungus is spreading among us

A lethal #IndustrialFarmFungus is spreading among us

| April 26, 2019

Eighty percent of US antibiotics are used to promote livestock and poultry growth and protect the animals from the bacterial consequences of the manure-laden environments in which they are grown. That’s 34 million pounds a year of antibiotics as of 2015, write Alex Liebman and Rob Wallace, PhD. Fungicide and pesticide production at Sapec Crop Protection, Portugal […]

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#MedicalCannabis – MEPs call for EU-wide rules and more research

#MedicalCannabis – MEPs call for EU-wide rules and more research

| February 19, 2019

MEPs want an EU-wide policy for medical cannabis © CC0 Photo by Esteban Lopez on Unsplash  The European Parliament is calling for an EU-wide policy for medical cannabis and properly funded scientific research. Several EU countries have legalized the medical use of some form of cannabis or cannabinoids or are considering changes to their legislation. […]

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MEPs back plans to halt spread of #DrugResistance from animals to humans

MEPs back plans to halt spread of #DrugResistance from animals to humans

| October 29, 2018

Plans to limit the use of antibiotics on farms, in order to keep food free from resistant bacteria, were adopted by Parliament last week. Veterinary medicines must not under any circumstances serve to improve the performance or compensate for poor animal husbandry, says the new law. It would limit the use of antimicrobials as a […]

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