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Safeguarding antimicrobial medicines reserved for treating humans
  1. Gonzalo Marzal Lopez
  1. European Association of Hospital Pharmacists, Brussels, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gonzalo Marzal Lopez, Brussels, Belgium; Gonzalo.Marzal.Lopez{at}

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The European Parliament is discussing today the European Commission’s list of antimicrobials or groups of antimicrobials reserved for treatment of certain infections in humans. European Association of Hospital Pharmacists (EAHP) and 18 other organisations active in the field of health and animal welfare have voiced their concerns about the absence of vital antimicrobials for human health on the list.

A joint statement supported by EAHP and others was published last month to respond to the European Commission’s draft list of antimicrobial medicines reserved for treating humans. The joint statement calls on the European Commission to revise the list since some vital antimicrobials had not been considered. The call for action also encourages the European Commission to take into account the evidence-based advice from civil society organisations throughout this process.

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