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Health 04-10-2017

Gastein boss: Drugs access is ‘sensitive’ and cannot be viewed in isolation

Accessibility of medicines is a sensitive issue that must not be examined in isolation. Policymakers, academics, business and patients must be part of the discussion as well as “innovation” because access would not get the focus it needs without it, according to Dorli Kahr-Gottlieb.

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Politics 22-09-2017

FleishmanHillard is delighted to announce that Mr Claudio Murri and Dr Lukas Pfister have joined the firm as senior advisers

FleishmanHillard is delighted to announce that Mr Claudio Murri and Dr Lukas Pfister have joined the firm as senior advisers to our technology and healthcare practices. Given the accelerating EU agendas in both of these sectors, increasing clients demands and opportunities for growth, we are excited to build upon existing expertise with these high caliber professionals. These senior profiles …

Clinical trials 03-05-2017

Allowing patients to choose could save billions

The Commission’s recent musings on the social dimension of Europe touches on common drug pricing among member states. But it misses out on solutions for faster access to medicine, Fred Roeder.

Health 24-03-2017

EU regions call for better integration of healthcare systems

The Committee of the Regions on Wednesday (22 March) made the case for better integration between the EU’s healthcare systems, to close “inequalities” between member states and ensure that “everyone has access to healthcare”. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Brexit 23-03-2017

Romania looks to poach EU medicines agency from UK

Romania announced that it will bid to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in Bucharest after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. EURACTIV Romania reports.

Health 13-02-2017

Commission must bring healthcare to the fore

Given that the current European Commission has not prioritised healthcare, it looks as though it is up to the European Parliament to push the agenda, writes Denis Horgan.

Health 31-01-2017

Better Regulation: Are laws aligning?

We are halfway through this European Parliament’s mandate and, as ever, many laws have been voted, with many more to come. But will they be effectively introduced at the national level in the area of health? Denis Horgan asks.

Rajoy outlines 2017 plan, hopes for minimal Brexit disruption

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has told the presidents of Spain's autonomous communities that improving the country's welfare state could be possible but will depend entirely on getting back to pre-economic crisis levels. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Development Policy 20-05-2016

SDG progress hampered by insufficient mortality data

Life expectancy is at its highest in Europe and the average is globally rising at a significant rate except in Africa, according to new figures released by the World Health Organisation. But its work is being hurt by a lack of data to analyse. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Health 12-05-2016

How will Europe’s health services cope with the refugee crisis?

Mass migration causes serious challenges, but fears that it will overwhelm European health systems are unfounded: we can and must adapt now, writes Helmut Brand.

Europe needs low-skilled migrant workers too

A resolution for the rights of women domestic workers and carers in the EU is due to be voted on 28 April at the European Parliament. This could be a historical step towards equal rights for this category of workers.

German government divided over changes to asylum law

Germany’s ruling coalition is still at odds over the planned tightening of the country’s asylum law. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Health 20-08-2015

Survey shows heightened scepticism towards robots

As robots play a more important role in the EU, moving from manufacturing to healthcare, Europeans are becoming more suspicious of the technology, a Eurobarometer survey shows.

Study: Restrictions on refugee healthcare cost more than free access to services

Asylum seekers in Germany only have limited access to medical care, an attempt by the state to keep costs low, but a new study shows health-related costs are much lower when refugees can freely access health services. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Health 09-07-2015

Greek health system nears collapse

Greece's economic crisis may be abstract to many outsiders, but for the country's chronically sick, it is a matter of life and death.

Health 07-07-2015

German tobacco ad ban plan: Only lobbyists protest

Food Minister Christian Schmidt wants to prohibit tobacco advertising. Unsurprisingly, the only people who are upset about it are tobacco companies. Tagesspiegel reports.

Health 17-06-2015

Germany ranked among Europe’s biggest pharma spenders

A recent European comparison shows Germany’s expenditures on pharmaceuticals are above average. No other country offers medications for treating illnesses “as quickly and comprehensively” as the Federal Republic. EURACTIV Germany reports.

German nursing sector hesitant to recruit abroad

Almost all parts of Germany have a shortage of qualified nursing staff. But healthcare providers are reluctant to recruit skilled workers from abroad, according to a recent study by the Bertelsmann Foundation.

Health 26-05-2015

Parliament votes for tougher regulation of antibiotics

MEPs have adopted a resolution to tackle the increase of drug-resistant diseases, which kill 25,000 EU citizens each year. EURACTIV France reports

Health 08-05-2015

Germany needs national strategy to tackle diabetes epidemic, experts say

Diabetes is a growing threat in Germany, with experts criticising the country’s negligence in dealing with the disease, and calling for the creation of a national diabetes plan to prevent it from spreading further. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Development Policy 08-04-2015

German ministers visit West Africa with ‘lessons from Ebola’

Gerd Müller and Hermann Gröhe travelled to Ghana and Liberia on Tuesday (7 April) to strengthen the healthcare system in Africa. But industry officials were not in their delegation. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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Development Policy 02-03-2015

Ethiopian Minister of Health: We are the champions of country ownership in development

In an interview with EURACTIV, Ethiopian Minister of Health Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu described the impressive improvements of healthcare in his country over the last years, stressing that the reforms have been designed and implemented without following foreign prescriptions.

Development Policy 02-03-2015

Ethiopian health minister: We will discuss EU support, but we take no prescriptions

Ethiopia is the champion of country ownership in development. A program designed in Brussels may not necessarily fit into the local context in Africa. This is why Ethiopia doesn’t accept prescriptions from its development partners, Ethiopian health minister Dr. Kesetebirhan Admasu told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

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Infographic: Europe's Cancer Challenge
Health 20-02-2015

Europe’s Cancer Challenge

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the European Union. New approaches are urgently needed to address the growing number of cancer cases diagnosed each year.