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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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#Health: Access to medical treatment – the next frontier?

#Health: Access to medical treatment – the next frontier?

| May 15, 2018

According to a new report, Romania has come last in a ranking of European nations against their per capita consumption of medical drugs – but for all the wrong reasons. Far from Romanians being healthy enough to eschew prescription drugs, the country’s rock-bottom position instead reflects its citizens’ lack of access to pharmaceuticals, according to […]

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MEPs propose ways to cut cash flows to #terrorists

MEPs propose ways to cut cash flows to #terrorists

| February 22, 2018

To cut off the flow of funds to terrorists, EU countries must share intelligence more proactively and track transactions more closely, MEPs said on Wednesday (21 February). A key way to fight terrorism is to cut off sources of funding such illicit trade in goods, firearms, oil, drugs, cigarettes and cultural objects, but also slavery […]

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Rare #diseases: When marketing approval simply isn’t enough

Rare #diseases: When marketing approval simply isn’t enough

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Rare disease patients in Europe got a boost in late December after a European Medicines Agency (EMA) experts’ panel recommended seven medicines for approval, including two orphan drugs, bringing patients closer to new options for alleviating a number of serious conditions. The panel recommended granting a marketing authorization for Alofisel, which treats a severe complication […]

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#Superbugs: MEPs want to curb use of antibiotics in farming

#Superbugs: MEPs want to curb use of antibiotics in farming

To fight the growing resistance of bacteria to today’s antibiotics, the use of existing antimicrobial drugs should be restricted, and new ones should be developed, said the European Parliament on Thursday (10 March). In a vote on draft plans to update an EU law on veterinary medicines, MEPs advocate banning collective and preventive antibiotic treatment […]

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Compare West Balkans 1995-2015 with West Europe 1945-1965 and despair

Compare West Balkans 1995-2015 with West Europe 1945-1965 and despair

Opinion by Denis MacShane      Imagine 1965 and there were no diplomatic relations between key West European states; public opinion was dominated by claims over who was responsible for wartime atrocities; the US insisted on setting up war crimes courts on an extra-territorial basis to deal with allegations of brutality by liberation movements; and criminal economic […]

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