The Commission wants to evaluate whether this legislation has achieved its original objectives, is still fit for purpose, or whether there are gaps to be filled.
Editorial by Theo Vermeire, Chair of the Scientific Committee on Health, Environment and Emerging Risks (SCHEER)
Read the conclusions of the second intermediate evaluation of the functioning of the SANTE scientific committees
This second Opinion was requested by the European Commission to the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks, to develop guidelines for assessing individual tobacco additives. Read the Opinion.
The study, financed by the Commission's Health Programme, identifies examples of the use of Big Data in Public Health, Telemedicine and Healthcare and puts forward recommendations covering 10 relevant fields.
Editorial by Xavier Prats Monné, Director-General of DG Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Today, the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Croatia, Cyprus, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden to notify full transposition of the Tobacco Products Directive (Directive 2014/40/EU). This Directive aims to improve the functioning of the internal market for tobacco and related products, while ensuring a high level of health protection for European citizens. The Directive sets out that its provisions should had been transposed into national law by 20 May 2016.
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) in collaboration with the Commission is organising a workshop to gather the views of stakeholders on the adaptive pathways approach for medicine development. The event will be broadcast live from 09:30 C.E.T.
The Group will provide the Commission with advice on investments and priorities, ensure the coordination of actions, and provide a platform to decide on implementing actions with the EU financial support related to health promotion and disease prevention.
Today, the European Commission and its Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) publish the final Opinion on the biological effects of ultraviolet radiation relevant to health with particular reference to sunbeds for cosmetic purposes.