Pharmaceuticals are back into the arms of DG Enterprise and the industry instead of keeping it with the Health sector where it belongs! The EFPC co-signed the open letter to Commissioner Juncker initiated by EPHA on the move of medicinal products and health technologies to the portfolio of the Commissioner for internal market and industry. Disseminate the letter via your own Social Media channels to increase the pressure on the Commission to withdraw this decision as requested in the letter.

EFPC was invited at the DG Sanco office, Health Systems Unit, to discuss possible future cooperation between the EFPC and the European Commission in order to strengthen Health Systems in the member states.

A delegation of 6 EFPC members (Kathryn Hofmann, Med. University of Vienna, Austria, Dick Tromp, EuroPharmForum, The Netherlands, Judith Liddel, EFAD, Germany, Marc Bruijnzeels, JvEI, The Netherlands, Jan De Maeseneer, EFPC, Belgium & Diederik Aarendonk, EFPC, The Netherlands) joined the meeting on Monday 14 July and met with Mr Dirk Van Den Steen and Mr Federico Paoli.

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among older people, but experts from across Europe argue they shouldn’t just written off as a unavoidable consequence of ageing.  Research shows that there are plenty of things people can do to prevent falls escalating with age.

Many people wrongly think that falls are just a part of ageing and something to be expected as you get older, but that is not true. But this misunderstanding is not surprising as falls happen so often – around a third of people over-65 and half of those over 80 will fall every year.

 "Everything you always wanted to ask the EXPH ........."

At the second day of the EFPC 1/2 September Barcelona conference a Q & A session will be organised with the EU Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) members Prof Jan De Maeseneer and Dr Sarah Thomson. We will provide a time-slot of 45 minutes to ask your questions which have come to your mind while responding to the EXPH preliminary opinion on "Definition primary care with emphasis on financing systems and referral systems" which got a great response of many Primary Care experts throughout Europe.

If you also want to ask your questions, please register for the conference!