Global threat of antibiotic resistance

The European Medicines agency, in partnership with the ECDC (European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control), is holding a workshop on global challenges from antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

There are 3 major current approaches to tackling AMR:
1. reducing selection pressure on microbes to reduce the chance of their developing AMR. This needs strategies to reduce overuse of antimicrobial medicines.…

Report on the 2017 EACPT Congress in Prague

The EACPT 2017 Congress was held in Prague from 24th-27th June with 566 participants from all 5 continents – 28% from beyond the European Region, from Australia to China, Japan and South Korea to the USA. 487 abstracts were presented as 171 oral communications and 316 e-poster presentations were by delegates from the European Region and around the world.

Pharmacovigilance: update on activities by the European Medicines Agency

Fergus Sweeney (EMA) & June Raine (PRAC Chair)

The European Medicines Agency is today holding its Tenth stakeholder forum on the pharmacovigilance legislation of the European Union. This forum brings together regulators with patients, consumers, healthcare professionals and industry, to take stock of what the EMA has achieved and what needs to be the focus over the coming years.…

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