After the impact on Europe of the US financial crisis two years ago, the EU is now shaken by a new crisis, a crisis of the Euro spurred by the public deficit of Member states. The future of EU is at stake, at least in its vision as a political space for peace, economic growth [...]
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The Commission’s Decision to create the EU Committee of Experts on Rare Diseases should be published between Mid and End November 2009.
The creation of this Committee is one of the well expected concrete implementing measures of the adoption of the Commission Communication on Rare Diseases in November 2008. The publication of the decision was already expected since July 2009, however other priorities like the EU strategy to address the challenges of the H1N1 flu epidemic [...]
Health professionals have long been so helpless in front of a rare disease that they often did not even dare to make a diagnosis. Not any more. Diagnosis is now available for about 1,900 diseases, though not one single European country can provide all existing tests. Use of existing treatment and drugs has improved. Increased [...]
The European Union and its Member States are faced with the challenge of an emerging field in medicine: personalised medicine. Therapeutic interventions, and in particular medicinal products, are increasingly intended for well targeted and smaller patient populations.
These interventions are usually intended for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, cure or long term management of severe, debilitating, life-threatening [...]