20 February 2019
A European Parliament that improves consumers’ lives has a strong hand of cards to build a better relationship with people across the EU. Mindful of digitalisation, the climate crisis and globalisation, BEUC’s new European Parliament elections manifesto urges future co-legislators to respond to the EU’s challenges through consumer policy.
06 February 2019
Digitalisation is advancing so quickly that even our health is going online. Electronic health records (EHRs) are one of the most important and sensitive elements in this respect. These files, which may contain the most intimate details about an individual’s health records, can be shared electronically. That way, health care professionals can access a patient’s medical history in just a few clicks.
28 January 2019
A Commission report issued today stresses the crucial role EU and national competition authorities play in keeping medicine prices in check and in ensuring access to generic medicines is possible.
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As consumers are faced with a growing amount of information from different sources, we advocate for high quality and non-promotional information about health products.
The ageing of the population, rising healthcare costs and the economic crisis are challenging the sustainability of healthcare systems and consumers’ access to treatments.
Health scandals such as the weight-loss drug Mediator and the faulty PIP breast implants keep undermining consumers’ confidence in the safety of available health products and their oversight by the competent authorities.
- Ensure consumers have access to high quality healthcare in all EU Member States
- Guarantee consumers benefit from safe and innovative treatments
- Allow consumers to make informed choices regarding their health