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Bulgaria finally reacts, keeping hospital drug prices in check

Bulgaria’s parliament has adopted measures to reduce the misuse of public money in the purchase of drugs for cancer patients, attempting to sidestep an infringement...

Ban flavoured vapes, WHO says, urging tobacco-style controls

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday urged governments to treat e-cigarettes similarly to tobacco and ban all flavours, threatening cigarette companies' bets on...

Romania declares measles epidemic

Romania's Health Ministry has officially declared a national measles epidemic following an alarming rise in measles cases and the substantial number of hospitalizations among...

France to ban smoking on beaches as it seeks to avoid 75,000 tobacco-related deaths per year

France will ban smoking on all beaches, in public parks, forests and some other public areas as part of a national anti-tobacco plan presented...

EU risks €2 billion yearly hit to drug R&D spending with new law

The European Union stands to lose €2 billion of investment a year in medicines research and development if a law overhauling the bloc’s pharmaceutical...

Romania to build burn centres eight years after worst fire in history

Romania will get three specialised burn centres by 2025, Health Minister Alexandru Rafila announced on the eighth anniversary of the deadliest fire in Romania’s...

Local authorities slam Romanian government’s decision to drop EU funding for hospitals

Romania’s Health Ministry has dropped six of the 27 hospitals originally scheduled to be upgraded or expanded under the country’s National Recovery and Resilience...

Romania postpones Beating Cancer plan

The launch and implementation of the National Plan to fight cancer has been postponed, Romania's Health Minister Alexandru Rafila said in a press conference...

Portuguese parliament votes to legalize limited euthanasia

After a long battle, Portugal on Friday passed a law legalizing euthanasia for people in great suffering and with incurable diseases, joining just a...

EU offers help, prepares to counter China’s COVID crisis

The European Union said Tuesday it has offered China help to deal with its COVID-19 crisis, including the donation of vaccines, as the bloc...