European Commission proposes a unified market for medicines and incentives for antibiotic development to address drug shortages in EU

The European Commission has recently put forth a proposal to amend the EU pharmaceutical legislation on April 26, 2023 (available at This proposed revision aims to establish a unified market for medicines across all EU member states, thereby promoting greater accessibility to novel and effective drugs while also tackling...

Spain becomes a benchmark in Europe in the fight against antimicrobial resistance thanks to PROA certification standard

Global increase in antimicrobial resistance and complexity of infectious disease make it essential to establish Antimicrobial Use Optimization Programs (PROA) in the community and hospital areas. These programs have the objective of optimizing prescription of antibiotics, guaranteeing optimal clinical results, minimizing adverse effects derived from their use, controlling the appearance...

More than 400 European experts
participate in the project HAPPY PATIENT
to optimize the use of antibiotics

• One of the research lines of the HAPPY PATIENT European project is to develop a strategy to improve communication between professionals and patients. • As the celebration of the European Day for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics approaches on November 18, it is worth remembering that the adequacy of...

“A good use of communication reduces the
arbitrary prescription of antibiotics by 25-30%”

The first session of the HAPPY PATIENT Communication skills: Training the trainers for the countries taking part in the project took place yesterday, 13 September afternoon. The topic addressed was the need to integrate communication skills into clinical practice and, more specifically, when deciding on the prescription of antibiotics. Nieves Barragán and Lucía Arias, as members of the Spanish Society of Family and...