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European Public Health Alliance urges Parliament to reject moving EU pharma policy to enterprise portfolio

European Public Health Alliance urges Parliament to reject moving EU pharma policy to enterprise portfolio

| September 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

When questioning the commissioners-designate this week, MEPs should reject the decision by Jean-Claude Juncker, the European Commission President-elect, to move pharmaceutical policy from the health to the enterprise portfolio (1). The main driver of EU policies concerning pharmaceuticals and health technologies should be promoting and protecting health and patient safety, not simply boosting the competitiveness […]

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France is on right track in fight against tobacco epidemic in Europe, says EPHA

France is on right track in fight against tobacco epidemic in Europe, says EPHA

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 25 September, the French government outlined new legislation (1) to introduce standardised packaging for cigarettes following Ireland (2) and the UK’s recent initiatives (3). If the bill is adopted, France will be taking a major step forward to protect its citizens against a habit that kills around 73,000 people every year in France (4) […]

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Reducing health inequalities through an integrated policies to improve Roma health conditions

Reducing health inequalities through an integrated policies to improve Roma health conditions

| September 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Zoltán Massay-Kosubek, Policy Coordinator at EPHA Although the EU has the competence and the mandate to include health in all EU policies and considerable actions have been taken so far to improve public health, policy actions often remained fragmented. As a result, Europe is still suffering from significant health inequalities between and within member […]

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A win for transparency: EPHA calls for TTIP negotiating documents to be opened to public scrutiny

A win for transparency: EPHA calls for TTIP negotiating documents to be opened to public scrutiny

On 3 July, the European Court of Justice ruled (1) that access to documents relating to international activity would not be automatically exempt from EU transparency requirements. This decision opens the possibility for the European Commission to make public papers relating to the EU-US trade deal, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The European […]

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European Parliament takes leap forward in patient safety

European Parliament takes leap forward in patient safety

European Public Health Alliance (EPHA) welcomes the majority of the measures adopted yesterday (2 April) by the European Parliament as part of the revision of the EU Medical Devices Directive (MDD) and the In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices (IVD) Directive. After one and a half years of proposals and in-depth discussions, it is time to […]

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