The City of Amsterdam has made it their priority to warn the public against a potentially fatal concoction of heroine and painkillers currently circulating Amsterdam. Three drug-related fatalities have been reported thus far, and 14 others have become seriously ill after using heroin they thought was cocaine
Rotterdam is taking drastic measures to improve air quality. This includes expanding the environmental zone, so that the most polluting vehicles are no longer allowed in a large part of the city.
The action week to raise money for Ebola concludes today with a National Action Day. Thus fa 4.5 million euro has been raised to fight the disaster.
The bird flu epidemic has claimed a over 10 million euros in damages to the food industry this week, and between 9 to 10 million euros last week, according to the calculations by the LEI research institute.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health is working on a protocol to guide people who want to donate organs after their euthanasia.
An elderly couple of 89 and 88 years has filed a lawsuit against the municipality of Dantumadiel. The couple will be losing their home assistance on January 1st, without which they won't be able to live independently.
Swans, geese and gulls are being caught to check if they are carriers of avian influenza. Stat Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs announced this precautionary measure in a letter to parliament on the progress of tackling bird flu.
BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. has agreed to pay up to $840 million to acquire Prosensa Halding NV, a bio-pharmaceutical company from Leiden.
About half of Dutch employees took no sick leave in all of 2013, Statistics Netherlands stated in a new report. Some 48% of employees applied for one or more days of sick leave last year, with fewer than a fourth of all sick leave being caused by work-related illness or accident.
A man is listed with Ebola symptoms at Radboud hospital in Nijmegen.
Many vitamin pills contain too high a dose of the vitamin B6.
On Sunday State Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs announced other measures to prevent bird flu from spreading.
In Barneveld on Saturday 8 thousand ducks were culled on a farm as a precaution, reports the Ministry of Economic Affairs. An investigation showed that the farm was visited by a truck that also visited the bird flu infected farm in Kamperveen.
A third case of bird flu has been detected on a poultry farm in Kamperveen, Overjissel. The farm has a fixed total of around 10 thousand animals, which will be culled according to European rules.
Another case of avian influenza detected on a poultry farm in Ter Aar, Zuid Holland will lead to another three-day nationwide poultry transportation ban. All of the roughly 43,000 egg-laying hens on the farm will be culled, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said in a statement Thursday.
Emergency services has started to unload the Netherlands' marine vessel Karel Doorman in Sierra Leone. The ship brought medical and other supplies to help in the fight against Ebola.
Doctors Without Borders is bringing foreign doctors and nurses who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leon to a house in Vierhouten. The 700 inhabitants of the village on the Veluwe are worried that heir arrival will mean that tourists won't visit.
Nursing homes that do not offer proper care for the elderly, will have to deal with sharper inspection supervision. Directors of institutions that repeatedly provide poor care, will be addressed earlier. If there are no improvements, another health care institution will take over.
Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health is researching whether babies with spina bifida (an open spine) can be operated on before birth in the Netherlands. Currently parents have to travel to Belgium for such an operation.
Seal sanctuary Pieterburen and scientists from Erasmus University have confirmed that seal flu is now also in the Netherlands.
For the time being South Korea will not import any poultry from the Netherlands, reports South Korean news agency Yonhap. The reason for this ban is the bird flu that was discovered on a farm in Hekendorp over the weekend.
The SP is advocating for a health insurance for everyone. SP Parliament Member Renske Leijten has proposed the plan "Then National Healthcare Provision", which includes lower premiums, higher quality of care and taking the power away from insurance companies.
Ben Oude Nijhuis, the man who denounced the quality of healthcare institutions in The Hague earlier this month on Pauw, has died at the age of 82. He was in the broadcast with State Secretary Martin van Rijn of Public Health.