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01/10/2016

EU health forum hears alarm bells over budget cuts, inefficiencies

Topic: healthcare and austerity


Health & Consumers 28-09-2016

Parliament wants harmonised criteria for drug pricing and reimbursement

The European Parliament will seek an increased EU role in regulating the pharmaceutical market and controlling rising drug prices, according to a draft report seen by EurActiv.com.
Health & Consumers 19-09-2016

Pharma industry ‘cannot escape’ drug price talks, say patient groups

Patient groups and the pharmaceutical sector agree that access to medicines needs to be improved - but the way to do it seems to divide them. EurActiv.com reports from Sofia.
Health & Consumers 15-09-2016

Bulgarian health minister: Drugs availability part of regional cooperation

Bulgaria and Romania will soon sign an intergovernmental agreement to jointly negotiate the pricing and availability of medicines with pharmaceutical companies, Bulgarian Health Minister Petar Moskov said in an interview with EurActiv.com.
Health & Consumers 26-07-2016

Pharma expert: new 'value added medicines' offer cheaper, customised treatment

A new breed of drugs, called “value added medicines”, could help patients improve their everyday life while in treatment, without increasing healthcare budgets, Christoph Stoller said in an interview with EurActiv.com
Health & Consumers 20-06-2016

EU health ministers confront crisis in affordability of medicines

EU health ministers took reluctant steps last Friday (17 June) to address the rising price of medicines.
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Health & Consumers 30-09-2015

Health forum discusses emerging ‘threats and opportunities'

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / From budget austerity to the Ebola crisis, and the ongoing refugee crisis, policymakers at this year’s European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) in Austria have no lack of challenges to tackle.
Health & Consumers 21-05-2015

A boost for patient safety in the EU: What about the member states?

Lack of political will and action at European level are among the main culprits behind the 37,000 deaths caused by healthcare associated infections each year, writes Magdalena Kalata.
Health & Consumers 22-07-2014

European healthcare first victim of social spending cuts

Social spending is decreasing across Europe, even though it could curb the negative impacts of the economic crisis, EurActiv France reports.
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Health & Consumers 03-10-2012

EU health forum hears alarm bells over budget cuts, inefficiencies

SPECIAL REPORT / SPECIAL REPORT / Europe’s healthcare systems need to reform to avoid being crushed by vanishing resources, corruption and structural deficiencies, policymakers convening in Austria for the Gastein Health Forum will be told today (3 October).