Superbugs: last call for action

By |november 17th, 2019|Antimicrobial resistance, News, superbugs, Vytenis Andriukaitis|

‘Autumn is the season of the soul’, wrote Virginia Woolf. She was right, autumn brings with it the beautiful changing colours. By the same token, but in a less romantic fashion, the fall also brings bacteria and viruses that are not only quick to spread but are highly contagious, write Vytenis Andriukaitis and Kato Katsunobu.

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EU should celebrate but not remain complacent about food safety

By |junij 7th, 2019|Antimicrobial resistance, EFSA, European Food Safety Agency, Food safety, News|

As Europe celebrates World Food Safety Day for the first time, Bernhard Url welcomes the fact that every year, on June 7, the world’s attention will be drawn to the crucial role that food safety plays in our daily lives and to its importance in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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New anti-microbial resistance business models are off the table, Romanian health minister says

By |januar 24th, 2019|adult vaccination, anti-vaccination campaigns, Antimicrobial resistance, Health Technology Assessment, News, vaccination|

Romania's EU Presidency will not look into new business models to tackle anti-microbial resistance (AMR), Romanian Health Minister Sorina Pintea told EURACTIV.com in an interview.

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Commission: Third countries should meet EU antibiotics requirements on animal exports

By |julij 5th, 2018|AMR, animal disease, animal protection, Antimicrobial resistance, livestock, livestock diseases, News, vaccination|

Non-EU countries that export animals and animal products to the bloc will have to abide by new rules on veterinary medicines when it comes to the use of antibiotics, according to the European Commission.

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Heavy workload delays EU report on environmental impact of drugs

By |junij 19th, 2018|Antimicrobial resistance, drugs, medicines, News|

The European Commission’s much-awaited communication on the environmental impact of pharmaceuticals is at an “advanced stage” but might not be adopted in the near future because of other legislative initiatives on the agenda, an EU official has told EURACTIV.com.

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EU farmers: Prevention is better than cure for sustainable livestock

By |maj 30th, 2018|animal breeding techniques, animal disease, animal feed, animal welfare, Antimicrobial resistance, livestock, livestock diseases, News|

Prevention is far better than cure when it comes to animal diseases and creation of sustainable livestock. Vaccination may play a role in reducing the need for antibiotics, but it needs to be accompanied by other "tools", like education and training, f...

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Innovation in animal health: Sifting the tangible actions from the political ideas

By |maj 30th, 2018|AMR, AMR plan, Animal health, Antimicrobial resistance, News|

Over the past fifty years, the EU has done a stellar job in moving from a very fragmented national approach to animal disease control to a progressively more harmonised system of animal health measures, disease surveillance, diagnosis and control, writes Roxane Feller.  

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Greenpeace: Cut out meat to meet Paris Agreement goals

By |marec 5th, 2018|Antimicrobial resistance, News, Paris Agreement|

The world needs to cut the production and consumption of meat in half by 2050 in order to meet the climate goals of the Paris Agreement, a new Greenpeace report said.

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Radical hospital hygiene reform needed in Europe

By |december 12th, 2017|AMR, Antimicrobial resistance, News|

Europe is losing the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). By 2050, AMR could cause more deaths than cancer; the economic damage will be on par with the 2008 economic crisis.

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Defeating antimicrobial resistance: The future of hygiene in the healthcare sector

By |november 15th, 2017|Antimicrobial resistance, healthcare, News|

The European Commission adopted in June 2017 a new Action Plan to tackle Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), responsible for 25,000 deaths and a loss of €1.5bn in the EU every year.

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