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EU court rules CBD is ‘not a narcotic’

EU court rules CBD is ‘not a narcotic’

In a landmark move the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled the cannabinoid CBD is ‘not a narcotic’, as it...
COVID-19 and infection control in Europe

COVID-19 and infection control in Europe

ECDC experts Dr Agoritsa Baka and Dr Diamantis Plachouras tell HEQ about public health planning infection control policy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The European Centre...
First meeting of EU COVID-19 national scientific advice platform

First meeting of EU COVID-19 national scientific advice platform

The European Commission has held the first meeting of the EU COVID-19 national scientific advice platform. Member States were welcomed to the first meeting of...
Digital transformation of healthcare in Europe – now or never?

Digital transformation of healthcare in Europe – now or never?

At the recent European Health Forum Gastein, leaders in the field of digital health discussed Europe’s route to digital transformation in healthcare and how COVID-19...
MEPs call for Pharmaceutical Strategy to tackle antimicrobial resistance

MEPs call for Pharmaceutical Strategy to tackle antimicrobial resistance

MEPs have called on the European Commission to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR) through the new Pharmaceutical Strategy for Europe. The European Commission’s Pharmaceutical Strategy for...
European Health Forum: recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic

European Health Forum: recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic

A huge challenge lies ahead if Europe is to be successful in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, say experts at the 2020 European Health...
‘Silver tech’: the latest health innovations in Europe for overs 60s

‘Silver tech’: the latest health innovations in Europe for overs 60s

The UN International Day of Older Persons is marked each year on 1 October, and this year it is shining a light on the...
European Health Forum Gastein looks to the future of European healthcare 

European Health Forum Gastein looks to the future of European healthcare 

The 2020 European Health Forum Gastein (EHFG) is opening its virtual doors today to inspire solution-orientated discussions on the future of healthcare in Europe. For...
World Heart Day: preventing heart disease is vital

World Heart Day: preventing heart disease is vital

Today (29 September) marks World Heart Day, and new findings from the European Society of Cardiology shows that preventing heart disease could save billions...
Hemp and Novel Foods in Europe

Hemp and Novel Foods in Europe

European Industrial Hemp Association Managing Director Lorenza Romanese tells MCN about Novel Foods legislation and industrial hemp in the EU. The European Industrial Hemp Association...
European Commission confirms contribution to COVID-19 vaccine facility

European Commission confirms contribution to COVID-19 vaccine facility

The European Commission has confirmed its participation in the COVAX Facility to ensure equitable access to affordable COVID-19 vaccines. Team Europe will be contributing an...
Shaping future cannabis strategy at the GCI Europe Summit

Shaping future cannabis strategy at the GCI Europe Summit

GCI’s Cannabis Leaders’ Summit goes virtual for 2020. The Global Cannabis Intelligence (GCI) Europe Summit will give global leaders the opportunity to network with the...
Novel Foods and the uncertain future of Europe’s hemp industry

Novel Foods and the uncertain future of Europe’s hemp industry

New Frontier Data explores the potential implications of changes to the EU’s Novel Foods legislation. In July 2020, news broke that the European Commission was...
Top tips for safely launching your medical cannabis products in Europe

Top tips for safely launching your medical cannabis products in Europe

Marc Stegeman of ProPharma Group outlines the factors business owners need to consider when moving into the growing European market. The continent of Europe consists...
European Commission tests national contact tracing and warning apps

European Commission tests national contact tracing and warning apps

The European Commission has begun testing an interoperability gateway service for national contact tracing and warning apps to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19...
Timely infection control prevented COVID-19 taking hold in Europe

Timely infection control prevented COVID-19 taking hold in Europe

A new study has shown that early infection control interventions such as intensive contact tracing helped to stamp out COVID-19 infections in Europe before...
Europe goes gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Europe goes gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

This month marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month which recognises the children and adolescents affected by cancer within Europe and across the globe. CCI Europe (representing parents/patients)...
Cutting cardiovascular risk for European patients with cholesterol drug

Cutting cardiovascular risk for European patients with cholesterol drug

The risk of damaging cardiovascular events could be minimised for European patients through the use of cholesterol drugs. A new, European study involving 18 different...

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