Monthly Archives: December 2012

Treatment Updates

In treatment news this November EMA reports on new COPD medicines and a UK body plans do discourage the use of a previously approved asthma drug.    EMA report on newly approved COPD medicines published The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has released European public assessment reports (EPAR) on three COPD medicines for relief of symptoms in adult COPD patients. The medicines, for which approval was issued in September, are Enurev Breezhaler, Tovanor

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Member News

In member news this month, EFA members have told us about their activities to mark World COPD Day 2012, our Finnish members join the bid to make Finland smoke-free by 2040, FFAAIR holds a COPD session and a new asthma iPhone app is launched in Ireland.  World COPD day! EFA members from Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Spain and Sweden all marked World COPD Day in their home countries through a large number of activities. In France FFAAIR reported

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EFA and EU Policy Update

In policy news this month, EFA is pleased to announce we have submitted a paper to EMA calling for increased involvement of children and young people in reviewing medicines that are targeted to them, we have collaborated in sending a letter to President Barroso calling for the speedy release of the new tobacco products legislation, a new EU health Commissioner has been appointed, Cyprus has organised a debate on respiratory diseases and healthy aging

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EFA in Meetings

This month EFA reports from the education meeting it co-hosted in Helsinki  on the Finnish Allergy Programme, from a lunchtime debate in the European Parliament on Healthy Ageing with Respiratory Disease, from a conference on telemedicines in Germany and more.    EFA and the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation co-host first Finnish Allergy Programme Educational Meeting in Helsinki On the 8th and 9th of November, representatives of the Finnish

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EFA in the Media

In media news this month, EFA has collaborated in writing a paper on research needs in allergy and is pleased to announce its data is mentioned in a new WHO-WMO ‘Atlas of Health and Climate’   EFA collaborates in new paper on research needs in allergy EFA and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) have collaborated to publish a new research paper on research needs in allergy. At a time when allergy has evolved into

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