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European Commission proposes public health department

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7188.893 (Published 03 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:893
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European Commission is being urged to establish a specific department to handle public health issues.

    The idea has been launched by Euro MPs at a meeting this week. They believe that the creation of a special health directorate general under the direct responsibility of one of the 20 commissioners would help to ensure that health concerns are placed …

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