Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
New EU logo to help patients avoid online sellers of fake medicines From 1 July, all online pharmacies or retailers of medicines legally operating in the EU should display a new logo introduced by the Falsified Medicines Directive (2011/62/EU) to protect patients.
Attend live, or online! '50 Years of EU Pharma legislation: achievements and future perspectives' conference Register now through 24 July for the Commission's 28 September 2015 event in Brussels, marking the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the first EU pharmaceutical law. If you can't be there in person, follow on @EU_Health and join the conversation on #EUpharma50
Health-EU Newsletter: "As the EU grows, so do our public health responsibilities" Editorial by Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General for Health, Directorate General Health and Food Safety, European Commission
Open for comments until 29 July 2015: Opinion on future trends of cadmium accumulation in EU arable soils The former Scientific Committee for Toxicity, Ecotoxicity and Environment adopted an opinion on this topic in 2002. Since then, new scientific information has become available. The SCHER concludes that this newly acquired information is of sufficient scientific quality to warrant an update of the 2002 Opinion.
Final Opinion and science factsheet on Synthetic Biology II - Risk assessment methodologies and safety aspects This is the second of three scientific Opinions on Synthetic Biology (SynBio), published by the European Commission and its non-food Scientific Committees. The Opinion addresses SynBio’s implications for human and animal health as well as for the environment.