Directorate General Health & Consumers
Public consultation launched on the safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements The Preliminary Opinion on The safety of Metal-on-Metal joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants has been published for public consultation by the Commission and its independent Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). The consultation remains open until 25 April 2014.
Third EU health programme adopted by Parliament The new health programme, with a budget of 449.4 million, has been adopted by the Parliament. Its priorities include stimulating innovation in health, targeting the impact of ageing and chronic illness and reducing health inequalities across the EU. The next step in the process will be adoption by the Council.
Health-EU Newsletter - Special edition on the tobacco products Directive revision Editorial by Linda McAvan, Member of the European Parliament, Rapporteur on the Tobacco Products Directive.