Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety
AMR to remain a priority in the EU beyond 2016 The Commission publishes a progress report on its five year Action Plan Against Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR). The Plan takes a holistic approach and sets out 12 concrete actions both in the human and the veterinary field.
Public consultation on the preliminary opinion ‘Competition among health care providers in the European Union – Investigating policy options’. Interested parties are invited to provide comments on this preliminary opinion of the Expert Panel on effective ways of investing in Health (EXPH). The consultation will run until 8 April 2015 via the EXPH website
Health-EU Newsletter: "Healthy lifestyle for a healthier future in the EU" Editorial by Guntis Belēvičs, Minister for Health of the Republic of Latvia
Study looks at the impact of lifestyle habits on the efficiency of Europe’s health systems The "Comparative efficiency of health systems, corrected for selected lifestyle factors" study aims to gain insight into the efficiency of the health systems in EU countries, whilst taking into account intrinsic differences in population conditions between them. Covering the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway, led by RIVM, the study was requested by the Commission, who also funded the project.
Opinion on Chromium VI in toys adopted by the Commission's Scientific Committee on Health and Environmental Risks (SCHER) The Opinion assesses the safety of migration limits for chromium VI in toys or components of toys in view of new available evidence, in particular, with regard to potential carcinogenic effects of chromium VI. Read also the easy to read fact sheet on this topic (available in 4 languages)