European Parliament wants health policy co-ordinating committee:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The European Parliament has proposed setting up a European Health Coordination and Monitoring Centre (HCMC). The body would operate with a committee comprising member state representatives and collate health data across the EU to help formulate new policy. It is heavily opposed by some in the European Commission, including health commissioner David Byrne. More in next week's issue of Clinica.
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