EU Health Commissioner Candidate Remains Question Mark For Pharma
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
The European Parliament has voted in favor of Maltese Foreign Minister Tonio Borg’s candidacy for the vacant EU health commissioner post despite his lack of health policy experience.
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