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On the 15th of December, EFA board member Lina Buzermaniene participated in a conference entitled “Regulatory Science: Are regulators leaders or followers?” organised at the European Medicines Agency…

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Before Christmas 2010, EFA made a submission to the European Commission’s public consultation on the possible revision of the EU Tobacco Products’ Directive. The submission was based on that compiled …

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EFA attended the annual meeting of the U-BIOPRED project in Barcelona on the 17th and 18th of January this year. EFA is a partner in this project, which aims to understand more about severe asthma by…

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Federasma is proud to announce that after many years of hard work, the Italian Ministry of Health has issued “Guidelines for Prevention of Allergy & Asthma Risk Factors in Schools”. The guidelines…

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Prévention des Allergies, in co-operation with the Belgian Ministry for Health and the consumer association Test-Achats, has produced a new leaflet providing information on good practice in the prepar…

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Association Asthme & Allergies has launched a new interactive website. The site is a collaborative initiative which gives people with asthma and/or allergy, their families/relations and health pro…

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EFA is delighted to be a partner in the MeDALL project – Mechanisms of the Development of Allergy – a large new research project that will investigate the causes of allergy

MeDALL is funde…

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Following her presentation at the event'COPD -Why is it such a silent killer?organised by the Representation of the European Parliament in Scotland, EFA President Marianella Salapatas was interviewed…

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On the 29th of November, Irish MEP Marian Harkin hosted a dinner debate in the European Parliament entitled ‘Quitting: the way forward’, to discuss how best to motivate and support smokers to quit. It …

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On the 3rd of December, the Belgian Presidency of the EU, along with EFPIA (the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations) and HST (the Health Science and Technology Group), he…

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On the 7th of December, the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council of the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on “Innovative approaches for chronic diseases in pu…

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Following the adoption of the Council’s first-reading opinionon the draft Directive on Patients’ Rights in Cross-Border Healthcarein Europe, and before the second-reading process begins in Parliament…

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The Netherlands is estimated to have 300,000 people with undiagnosed COPD. Astma Fondsthe Netherlands Asthma Foundation, has launched a COPD risk test in order to identify these sufferers. Based on a…

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EFA board member Per-Åke Wecksell attended a training session at EMA headquarters, together with 30 other participants from different patient and consumers organisations. The aim of the training was t…

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The European Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science and Industry workshop 9th December, of which EFA was one of the supporting organisations, examined the elements of a holistic strategy on chr…

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The 3rd meeting of the GA²P², the Global Allergy and Asthma Patient Platform, a project initiated by EFA, will be held on the 11th of June 2011 at the Intercontinental (Ceylan Istanbul) Hote…

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EFA LAUNCHES VIDEO CLIP TO MARK WORLD CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE DAY 2010

Brussels, 17 November 2010 - "It took me 3/4 hours to walk 259 yards (228m)' said Allan Stone, COPD patient. T…

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Disease Causes Avoidable Suffering and Elevates Healthcare Costs According to EFA’s New Book

Brussels, 6. November 2009– The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients As…

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Bulgarian EFA member ABBA has launched a leaflet in English presenting the organisation and its activities. These include events to mark World Asthma Day in Bulgaria 2010, and the founding of a Coalit…

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On the 6th to the 9th of October this year the thirteenth European Health Forum took place at Gastein, Austria. It is perhaps the biggest annual conference on EU public health policy. EFA welcomes the…

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