EU needs patient-centred approach to tackling AMR

EU needs patient-centred approach to tackling AMR

Each year in the EU, 25,000 people die of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. According to a recently published study, "drug resistant infections will kill an extra 10 million people a year worldwide - more than currently die from cancer - by 2050, unless action is taken". A major reason for this is that all around the world, people incorrectly - and often excessively  use antibiotics. Additionally, drug development in the field of antimicrobial medicines is stagnant. Therefore, globally effective measures are urgently required. One such measure is an investment on the part of the pharmaceutical industry into the 'real development' of new antimicrobial drugs, alongside investments in alternative, natural methods to fight antibiotic resistance.

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 Written by: Piernicola Pedicini Posted in: Latest news, February, Newsroom, 2016, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Piernicola Pedicini

EU Parliament can improve circular economy proposals

EU Parliament can improve circular economy proposals

The transition from a linear to a circular economy is both an economic and environmental necessity - and a matter of urgency. The first step in this direction is the elimination of all environmentally harmful subsidies. According to a study by the International Monetary Fund, in 2015, the EU spent €330bn on fossil fuel subsidies. The same study highlights that eliminating subsidies that year would have allowed governments to save €2,9bn.

Monday, 01 February 2016 Written by: Piernicola Pedicini Posted in: Latest news, February, Newsroom, 2016, Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, Piernicola Pedicini