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Time for safer injecting spaces in Britain?

Drug consumption rooms provide a hygienic and supervised space for users to inject or otherwise consume illicitly-obtained drugs, the overarching aim being to reduce or eliminate public injecting and its…

Ukrainian Government to fully finance opioid substitution therapy

The Government of Ukraine has announced that in 2017 it will fully finance from its budget the national opioid substitution therapy programme for people who use drugs, a key population…

At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

Collective effort to address a challenge to health, food security, and development 21 September 2016 | NEW YORK - World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb…

Invitation to the EUPATI 2016 Conference

All Aboard to a Better Health Future 14 December 2016 – The Square - Brussels, Belgium. Dear Colleague, In December, patient experts in the medicines research and development process will graduate…

Open Letter to the European Commission on the follow-up of the June 2016 EU Council Conclusions

The  open letter by the European Alliance on Responsible R&D and Affordable Medicines is asking the European Commission to ensure a transparent, inclusive and independent process regarding the envisaged evaluation of…

U.N. High Level Panel on Access to Medicines releases final report

United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines calls for new deal to close the health innovation and access gap The High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines released today…

MSF urges governments to set medical research policies that align with people’s health needs

New MSF report exposes pharma industry failings and highlights new ways of researching and developing medicines that address public health needs Geneva, 14 September, 2016 – Governments must do more…

U.N. General Assembly convenes meeting on antimicrobial resistance

The United Nations (U.N.) has convened high-level meetings and special sessions focused on health issues on just three occasions: to address the threats posed by HIV, noncommunicable diseases, and Ebola.…

World Health Organisation should outsource key duties, experts say

British Medical Journal report advises fundamental overhaul of the WHO to avoid loss of funding, warning it is at risk of repeating mistakes of the Ebola crisis Global public health…

Fighting antimicrobial resistance globally

EMA, FDA and PMDA discuss regulatory approaches for the evaluation of new antibacterial agents Alignment of data requirements by regulators worldwide can contribute to stimulate the development of new antibiotics…