Addiction

EU report: Illicit drug sales moved online during lockdowns

Illegal drug production on European soil increased during the coronavirus pandemic last year as lockdowns helped move drug sales from streets to encrypted online platforms, according to an analysis of continental drug trends ...

Health

Panel suggests WHO should have more power to stop pandemics

A panel of independent experts who reviewed the World Health Organization's response to the coronavirus pandemic says the U.N. health agency should be granted "guaranteed rights of access" in countries to investigate emerging ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID origins report due out week of March 15: WHO

The international investigation into the COVID-19 pandemic's origins in China will publish its report in the week of March 15, the World Health Organization's chief has said.

Vaccination

Austria, Denmark look beyond EU to Israel for future vaccine

Austria and Denmark have further dented the European Union's already fragile coronavirus vaccine solidarity by announcing plans to team up with Israel to produce second-generation vaccines against COVID-19 variants.

Health

EU to propose vaccine 'green pass'

The European Commission will propose rules for an EU vaccine "green pass" this month, as the bloc prepares to ramp up its COVID-19 immunisation drive, commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said Monday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unknown if vaccinated people can spread COVID-19: EMA

It is still not known whether people vaccinated against COVID-19 can still transmit the coronavirus, the head of the EU's medicine regulator told MEPs on Tuesday.

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