• According to the head of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the EU needs Europe-wide standards on hospital cleanliness and hygiene to combat increasing levels of antibiotic resistance (European Voice, October 11-17, 2007, p. 6) 
  • To overcome European State-run health-care systems’ stinginess about paying for new drugs, some pharmaceutical companies are taking a novel approach which consists of reimbursing State-run health-care systems if patients do not respond to treatment with certain drugs (WSJE, October 12, 2007, p. 1) 
  • At a conference organized by the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) in London during the week October 1-5, 2007, hundreds of leading researchers from across Europe demanded radical changes to harmonize rules on medicines testing in order to protect both patient welfare and the industry’s prosperity (European Voice, October 11-17, 2007, p. 16) 
  • “Foundations of a winning industry” - a five page special report on cosmetics (European Voice, October 11-17, 2007, p. 26- 30) 
  • On October 9-10, 2007, a delegate from the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) speaking at a conference on musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), stated that they are trying to launch a trade union offensive to act on work organization as a way of reversing the rapid increase in these illnesses (Europolitics, October 12, 2007, p. 8)