European Commission Appoints Health Action International to HTA Network Stakeholder Pool

By Ancel.la Santos | Senior Policy Advisor

Health Action International (HAI) was yesterday announced as a member of the Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Network Stakeholder Pool. The Pool has been established to facilitate contributions by a wide range of stakeholders to policy development related to HTAs in the European Union (EU).

We look forward to actively participating in future discussions and to supporting initiatives that strengthen the role of HTAs as a promoter of innovation,

The EU-US Trade Deal Could Leave Europeans Sick

by TESSEL MELLEMA and ALIÉNOR DEVALIÈRE
 
Some help us for a while. Some cure us entirely. No doubt, medicines—when they’re available and affordable—play a crucial role in helping us live better quality and longer lives than ever before. So, why, then, would the European Commission do anything that would risk citizens’ ability to access the medicines we need?

Abysmal decisions: Why the EC’s medicinal units shouldn’t be moved to DG Industry

by TIM REED
Last week, European Commission (EC) president-elect, Jean-Claude Juncker, announced his plan to move the units responsible for pharmaceutical policy from their rightful place at DG Health to the commercially-focused DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs.
Health Action International (HAI) Europe and other civil society organisations working on medicines policy were shocked and outraged.

Democracy violation: European Commission rejects citizens’ initiative to stop TTIP and CETA

by MADALINA TRUSCA

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As the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) continue under a veil of secrecy, the European Commission (EC) rejected formally,

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