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We are constantly exposed to chemicals in our daily life. It is in the cookies we eat, the cosmetics we use, and the clothes that we wear. Fortunately, most of them do not harm the majority of the pop…

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Personalised medicine is both a big opportunity for patients but also a necessity for many people living with a chronic diseases whose severity does not respond to widespread treatments. On March 21st…

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The first meeting of the ‘EU Coalition for Vaccination’, convened by the European Commission Directorate General on Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) united student and healthcare professional organis…

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Advocacy and communications are strongly interlinked. For both, social media are fantastic channels to spread messages and share information quickly and in real-time to our audiences. However given th…

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On April 29th, EFA Member Allergy UK kicks off its Allergy Awareness Week, focusing on “Air Quality – the allergens around us”. The patient organisation aims to raise awareness about the impacts of po…

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EFA Member the Association Française pour la Prévention des Allergies (AFPRAL) has co-signed an open letter calling on the French Minister of Health to address the exclusion of young children with chr…

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EFA Member Atma- og Allergiforbundet (NAAF) has initiated a podcast series to talk about allergies and asthma. Podcasts are emissions that can be directly listened live by subscribers or downloaded as…

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A survey co-organised by EFA Member Stichting Voedselallergie (Dutch Food Allergies Foundation) shows that hospitals are not always taking care of food allergies of their patients. EFA Board memb…

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EFA Member Allergia-, Iho- ja astmaliitto (Finnish Allergy, Skin and Asthma Federation) celebrates this year its 50th anniversary and has therefore developed an interactive website showing the hi…

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EFA Spanish Member Federacion Española de Asociaciones de pacientes alergicos y con Enfermedades Respiratorias (FENAER) will hold its first online Congress next 8th of June. The Satellite event for pe…

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On March 20th, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma organised the last policy meeting of the current mandate, aimed at renewing the EU policy agenda on allergy and airways dise…

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On March 19th and 20th EFA celebrated the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Members in Brussels, Belgium and launched the EFA annual report 2018, Shedding Light into the Severity of Allergy and Airways…

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On 20th March, the European Parliament Interest Group on Allergy and Asthma, co-run by EFA and EAACI, organised at the European Parliament a Breakfast Policy Meeting on a renewed EU policy agenda on a…

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has published a first set of guidelines to help prepare for obligations coming from the new EU legislation on medical devices. The guidelines, formatted as a questi…

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Falsified medicines are fake medicines that are dispensed as real, authorised, medicines. In reality, falsified medicines may contain inactive molecules, or active ingredients which are of low quality…

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On March 13th, the European Parliament plenary adopted the motion for a resolution ‘Clean Air for All: A Europe that Protects’, an initiative put forward by seven Members of the European Parliament &n…

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The European Patients Forum (EPF), of which EFA is a long-standing member, has launched a campaign ahead of the EU elections called ‘europeforpatients’. EPF and their Members are calling on political…

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EFA’s Susanna Palkonen, in her role as the chairperson of the Patient Access Partnership, launched a widely supported Statement on the Furure of Health in the European Union in highlevel event at the…

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The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) organised its annual Accredited Stakeholder Workshop on 21 March 2019 in Brussels to mainly discuss ECHA’s Strategic Plan 2019-2023 with official stakeholders, lik…

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Despite the wide availability of treatments for autoimmune, inflammatory and allergic diseases, the response to therapy and the disease progression is unpredictable and varies from patient to patient.…

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