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Timo Pesonen, the new Director General of the European Commission's Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Grow), discusses the revamped Medical Devices section on the European Commission's website that was launched to help smooth the transition to two new Regulations on medical devices and in vitro...
Today, the EU Expert Group on Health Systems Performance Assessment (HSPA) published its report titled "Tools and methodologies to assess the efficiency of health care services in Europe: an overview of current approaches and opportunities for improvement".
On 1 April 2019, the European Commission launches the 2019 EU Health Award for cities, NGOs and schools. This year, the Commission will reward initiatives seeking to prevent and reduce obesity in children and young people (6-18 years).
Helga Festøy, Head of Unit, Safe Use, at the Norwegian Medicines Agency talks about a new development in the EURIPID collaboration, which helps make information about pharmaceuticals available to national authorities and makes it easier for them to control costs.
These Guidelines by the Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) concern guidance on how to perform benefit-risk assessment of phthalates used in certain medical devices. Deadline for comments is 29 April 2019.