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Europe's Mooted 'Passport for Physicians': Implications for Patients

Europe moved one step closer to a passport for physicians in early October. The European Parliament gave its backing to creating a virtual professional qualifications card that will allow doctors, pharmacists, and other professionals to practice in another EU country. The system also envisages an alert system, so that health professionals barred in one country […]
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European Pharma Gears Up for Horizon 2020

European Pharma Gears Up for Horizon 2020 The ink is not yet dry on the European Union’s Horizon 2020 agreement to invest some €70 billion ($92 bn) in research over the next seven years, and already contenders for funding are jostling for attention. Europe’s biggest drug industry association EFPIA scored something of a coup by […]
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EU Tense as Crunch-Time for Counterfeits Approaches

By Reflector, Pharm Exec’s Brussels correspondent. Tensions are rising in Europe’s pharmaceutical sector as crunch-time approaches for the legislation to combat counterfeits. By this time next year, the European Commission is due to have decided on the mechanisms required to put into effect the European Union’s hugely complex new rules to keep falsified medicines out […]
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European Clinical Trials Policy Gets Caught Up in Politics

The latest stage of Europe’s attempt to update its clinical trials rules offered a mildly distressing spectacle of the intrusion of politics into policy, writes Peter O’ Donnell. It is inevitable, of course, that legislation should be colored by politics in any democracy, since legislators, being elected, are by nature political animals. But in an […]
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Saving Greece's Healthcare System: A Harbinger for Europe?

A just-published report from the European taskforce trying to help Greece crawl out of its crisis makes clear just how significant a role health reform is supposed to play in restoring health to the economy. It is, in a very acute form, a harbinger of what is around the corner for the other countries of […]
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