Pfizer commits to providing patent-protected medicines in Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Harry Gray Calvo, Media Relations and Public Affairs Specialist, World Economic Forum A high-level panel including Paul Kagame and Lazarus Chakwera, presidents of Rwanda and Malawi, and Bill Gates joined Pfizer in call to bridge global health equity […]

Veterinary medicines: New rules to promote animal health and fight antimicrobial resistance now apply

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a revamped legislation on veterinary medicinal products applies in the EU as from today. Adopted three years ago, this legislation is now a cornerstone to support the achievement of the objectives set in the European One Health […]

European Health Union: European Commission welcomes step towards better access to medicines and medical devices during crisis

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the Council has adopted its position on the November 2020 Commission proposal to give the European Medicines Agency (EMA) a stronger role in crisis preparedness and management. This proposal would allow the EMA to facilitate activities such as monitoring and mitigating the risk […]

Medicines from the sky: how drones can save lives

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Craig Kennedy, Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain Management, Merck Sharp & Dohme From COVID-19 to cholera, health crises expose unequal access to care. With the right regulations and technology in place, drones could be used to deliver […]

The blackened white coat of the doctors

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sahiba Maniar, a 6th Semester Medical student from India, who is extremely passionate about human rights. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily […]

Medical training without borders: what’s still missing?

This article was exclusively written for the The European Sting by Ms. Aurimarcia Torres, a second year medical student at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Natal, Brazil. She is affiliated to the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do […]

MEPs back plans to boost joint assessment of medicines

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new law adopted on Wednesday aims to avoid duplicating national assessments to determine a medicine’s added value that help EU countries decide on pricing. MEPs highlight that there are many barriers to accessing medicine and innovative technologies in the EU, the main ones […]

Health Committee MEPs back plans to boost joint assessment of medicines

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The new law aims to avoid duplicating national assessments to determine a medicine’s added value that help EU countries decide on pricing and reimbursement. MEPs highlight that there are many barriers to accessing medicine and innovative technologies in the EU, the main ones being […]