• Medicine 1

    When patients are involved, medical research results become meaningful solutions

  • Medicine 2

    We provide patient input to the latest research for chronic diseases

  • Medicine 3

    Improving patient knowledge and involvement in clinical trials

EU Health Commissioner invited us to present our views on HTA
On May 15th we were amongst the 8 patient, consumer and public health associations invited by the EU Commissioner on Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis to present our views on the proposed ...

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Do you know how community care can improve patients' access to care?
This 25th May, we took part in a workshop organized by MedTech and the European Patients Forum (EPF) to explore how community care can ensure equal and broad access to medical technologies for patient ...

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Allergy explained
Hello, If you are reading this article because you or someone close to you live with allergies, do not worry, you are not alone. At EFA, we represent the 150 million of Europeans living with allergi ...

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Clinical trials for asthma, allergy and COPD
Clinical trials are research conducted in humans to prove the effects of one or more investigational medicinal products. All investigational medicinal products should go through clinical trial. All me ...

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Medical devices for allergy and respiratory diseases
Medical devices can increase life expectancy and quality of life. They are also fundamental for chronic disease patients as they help them manage their symptoms, contributing to patient-centred and di ...

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The Burden of Asthma in Europe
World Asthma Day, 14 May 2004 - On World Asthma Day 4 May 2004 GINA Global Initiative for Asthma published their Global Burden of Asthma report. The report is based on standardized data collected in e ...

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What's new - Clinical trials

Last September 14th the atopic eczema patient community belonging to EFA’s Members marked the first ever European Atopic Eczema Awareness Day to inform and bring attention to this allergic disease  ...

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In July, our Director Susanna Palkonen chaired a meeting on behalf of the European Patients’ Forum and coordinated by the Association of Medical Research Charities UK (AMRC) to meet the Brexit taskfor ...

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Latest research - Clinical trials

EFA organised the final event of AirPROM, an EU funded project that during five years has pulled out the best knowledge of lung research in Europe to come up with a virtual model of the human lungs. E ...

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On the 9th of September, the Chair of the EFA COPD Working Group, Michael Wilken, represented COPD patients’ views on the IMI GetReal COPD case study workshop held in Frankfurt, Germany. Launched in ...

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Key Facts

4,000 clinical trials
are authorised each year in the European Economic Area (EEA)

61% of clinical trials
are sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry

39% of clinical trials
are sponsored by non-commercial sponsors, mainly academia