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    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

  • Medicine 3

    Improving patient knowledge and involvement in clinical trials

Simplified clinical trials results to inform patients – Our response to the EC consultation
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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European Medicines Agency celebrates 10 years of collaboration with patients
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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Take part in the Commission public consultations for patient-friendly clinical trials
In the month of June, the European Commission has launched four new public consultations on clinical trials. The consultations are on risk proportionate approaches, on the summary of the clinical tria ...

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AirPROM brings a promising scanning tool for respiratory patients
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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EFA asthma patient leaders launch the Málaga-London Declaration (EARIP)
EFA together with our membership, and under the leadership of Asthma UK, have launched the Malaga-London declaration, a document drafted within the European Asthma Research and Innovation Partnership  ...

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Patient Toolbox launched by EUPATI
On Wednesday 27th of January the European Patient's Academy on Therapeuric Innovation (EUPATI) launched it's new Educational Toolbox. The online toolbox contains patient-friendly, ready-to-use  ...

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IMI GetReal COPD case study
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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Medicines initiative opens the way for more patient involvement
IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) is Europe's largest public-private initiative seeking to speed up the development of better and safer medicines for patients. This year’s IMI forum counted on m ...

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Two days to reflect on tobacco consequences to our health
Two days to reflect on tobacco consequences to our children’s health On the 26th of May, our partner organisation European Network for Smoking and Tobacco Prevention (ENSP) organised a special event ...

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EU Policy update (April 2015)
Launch of Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma: EFA/EAACI REPORT The European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma was launched on the 25th of March. The event was co-hosted by the Inte ...

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EFA in Meetings (April 2015)
In April we had the pleasure to participate in a training on Health Technology Assessment (HTA) to increase patient involvement in development of medicines and medical devices. We also travelled to Sw ...

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EU Policy update (March 2015)
March was full of novelties! WHO published a report on the access to new medicines in Europe and the EEA published the State of the Environment linking environmental policies to our health. The Commis ...

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EFA in events (March 2015)
Much new evidence of interest for allergy, asthma and COPD patients was published in March. We attended the launch of the EMA 20th years anniversary, the Roadmap for sustainable care, the EEA State of ...

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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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EU Policy update (Summer 2014)
New leaders of the European Institutions We left you before the summer break with updates on the composition of the new European Parliament coming out from the elections of May 2014. As from July, i ...

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EU Policy update (January 2014)
Greek Health Minister visited the ENVI committee On January, 22nd the Greek Minister for Health Adonis Georgiades presented the priorities of the Greek Presidency of the European Union to the  ...

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EU Policy update (September 2013)
Adoption of a strong Tobacco Products Directive in danger! The European Parliament rescheduled the debate and the vote on the Tobacco Products Directive which should have taken place in September 20 ...

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EU Policy update (May 2013)
Tobacco Product Directive On May 30 the ENVI Committee discussed amendments to the proposed Tobacco Product Directive, which is currently being discussed at the European Parliament. More than 1360 a ...

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Policy update (March 2013)
The European Health Report 2012 The European Health report 2012 describing the overall improvements in health in the WHO European region has now been made available on-line. The general report, publ ...

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EU Policy update (February 2013)
Policy Round-Up The results of the HealthVent project were presented at the European Parliament (see article above) and the European Commission was requested to issue a Green Paper on indoor air qua ...

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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