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Pharma stays with health unit as MEPs OK new European Commission

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Strong pressure from health campaigners and some EU politicians appears to have paid off, as the incoming president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, confirmed that responsibility for pharmaceuticals and medical devices would remain with the health directorate (DG SANCO) rather than being moved to the industry directorate as he had earlier proposed.

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