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Round-up of EU Monitor news
  1. Richard Price
  1. Correspondence to Richard Price, European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP), Rue Abbé Cuypers, 3, B - 1040 Brussels, Belgium; po{at}

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The European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) produces a weekly email of the top five European policy developments and other news of interest to hospital pharmacists called the EU Monitor. Below, EAHP Policy and Advocacy Officer Richard Price presents three recent highlights.

WHO report predicts doubling of dementia cases (EAHP EU monitor – 13 April 2012)

A recent report published by the WHO and Alzheimer's Disease International predicts the number of people worldwide with dementia will almost double to 65.7 million people by 2030.

Dr Oleg Chestnov, Assistant Director-General, Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health at WHO, has called for more action to be taken at a national level to help healthcare professionals both recognise dementia in patients and gain the skills required to provide for their clinical care.

The report also advises that clinical guidelines should

  • ‘articulate the limitations and the risks associated with the use …

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