• Medicine 1

    When patients are involved, medical research results become meaningful solutions

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    We provide patient input to the latest research for chronic diseases

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    Improving patient knowledge and involvement in clinical trials

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

In August we sent our comments to the European Commission open consultation on the summary of results of clinical trials for laypersons. This consultation follows the new clinical trials regulation  ...

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Our continuous input into the information, evaluation and safety and development policies of medicines in Europe is an achievement that we celebrate, especially after the renewal of EFA membership to  ...

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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