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#FalsifiedMedicines – New rules to enhance patients’ safety

#FalsifiedMedicines – New rules to enhance patients’ safety

| February 11, 2019

The falsification of medicines has remained a serious threat to public health in the EU for too long. As of 9 February, the new rules on safety features for prescription medicines sold in the EU will apply. From now on, the industry will have to affix a 2-D barcode and an anti-tampering device on the […]

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European Medicines Verification System #EMVS goes live across EU to better protect patients from falsified medicines

European Medicines Verification System #EMVS goes live across EU to better protect patients from falsified medicines

| February 8, 2019

As of 9 February 2019, the supply chain for dispensing medicines to patients in Europe will become even safer. Prescription medicines dispensed in Europe which bear safety features, will be verified for the authenticity by the European Medicines Verification System (EMVS). The system and its functionalities were mandated by European law under the Falsified Medicines […]

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#Coreper approves #EMA and #EBA relocations

#Coreper approves #EMA and #EBA relocations

| October 18, 2018

On 17 October, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) approved, on behalf of the Council, an agreement with the European Parliament on the text of the regulations for the relocation of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to Amsterdam, and of the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Paris, writes Martin Banks.  The two agencies are currently based […]

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MEPs back plans to boost joint assessment of #Medicines

MEPs back plans to boost joint assessment of #Medicines

| October 8, 2018

The new law adopted last week aims to avoid duplicating national assessments to determine a medicine’s added value that help EU countries decide on pricing. MEPs highlight that there are many barriers to accessing medicine and innovative technologies in the EU, the main ones being the lack of new treatments for certain diseases and the […]

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Lisbon to host European conference on #addictive behaviours and dependencies

Lisbon to host European conference on #addictive behaviours and dependencies

| July 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Leading international experts in the field of addiction science will meet in Lisbon from 24–26 October 2017 for the Second European conference on addictive behaviours and dependencies. ‘Lisbon Addictions 2017’ will showcase the latest scientific knowledge in this field and explore challenges relating to illicit drugs, alcohol, tobacco, gambling and other addictive behaviours. The conference […]

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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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#Health: Safer medical devices: MEPs strike deal with Council

#Health: Safer medical devices: MEPs strike deal with Council

Plans for stricter monitoring and certification procedures to ensure that medical devices such as breast or hip implants comply fully with safety and traceability requirements have been informally agreed by MEPs and the Dutch Presidency of the Council. MEPs also secured tighter information and ethical requirements for diagnostic medical devices, e.g. those used for pregnancy […]

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