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International awareness days – great opportunities for patient groups

19 September 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Food Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
International awareness days are an opportunity to educate the general public on specific issues. Especially for patient organisations, it is a great possibility...

CURE project shows good mid-term results

19 September 2019
EU
Asthma
- Healthcare, - Medicines
Despite great advances in research, unfortunately, there is still no cure for asthma. The CURE project, funded by the EU, is looking at possible innovative...

Danish politicians tested for allergies

19 September 2019
Denmark
Asthma , Allergy
- Healthcare
In September, EFA member Asthma and Allergy Denmark has carried out a campaign specially focussed on the lack of specialists and asking for greater capacity...

Back to school – Being prepared with allergy

19 September 2019
United Kingdom
Allergy
- Healthcare
EFA member Allergy UK has collected a variety of resources for students, parents and carers to empower parents and children feeling safe in school despite...

Food allergen regulation around the world

19 September 2019
Netherlands
Allergy, Food Allergy
- Food Safety, - Healthcare
EFA member Dutch Food Allergies Foundation, has shared an interactive chart providing interesting information on food allergen regulation around the world....

COPD: Substances at work have same effect as smoking

19 September 2019
Netherlands
COPD
- Air Quality, - Chemicals
EFA member Long Fonds has published results of a research indicating that substances at work can cause COPD when being inhaled. The study carried out by...

Outdoor public places smoke-free in Sweden

19 September 2019
Sweden
Asthma , COPD
- Air Quality, - Tobacco & Smoking, - Healthcare
The Swedish government banned smoking in outdoor public places from July 1st. The following places should now be smoke-free: entrances to public buildings,...

Survey on the use of lay language summaries in paediatric clinical trials

19 September 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Medicines
The European Forum of Good Clinical Practices (EFGCP) in collaboration with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Association (EFPIA)...

EFA Statement of Condolence on the Death of Hubert Nettel, EFA Board Member and Treasurer

24 September 2019
EU, Austria
Sep 24, 2019 Brussels, Belgium (September 24, 2019) – Mikaela Odemyr, president of the European Federation ofAllergy and Airways Diseases Patients’...

EFA launches European report "Active Patients Access Care"

23 September 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD
- Healthcare, - Medicines

EFA eagerly launches its new European report “Active Asthma and COPD Patients ACCESS Care”. The report unveils new patient evidence on asthma and COPD patients’ access to diagnosis and care, involvement in the care they receive through empowerment and prevention.

EFA signs joint letter to Politico after promotion of Tobacco Industry

08 August 2019
EFA has signed a joint open letter to politico.eu, a Brussels based online magazine covering European politics, policy and governmental affairs. The magazine...

Join us on the 2nd World Atopic Eczema Day on September 14th

07 August 2019
EU
Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
On September 14th, EFA, together with Global Skin, is marking World Atopic Eczema Day. With the day’s theme BENEATH THE SURFACE we raise awareness and...

EFA at the Patient Access Partnership conference on the Future of Health

17 July 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Inequalities, - Healthcare
On 11 and 12 July, EFA was proud to contribute to the high-level conference of Patient Access Partnership (PACT) on ‘The Future of Health: Advancing...

Save the Date: World Atopic Eczema Day 14th September

17 July 2019
EU
Other Diseases
- Healthcare
On September 14th, EFA together with Global Skin we are marking the 2nd World Atopic Eczema Day with the theme BENEATH THE SURFACE to raise awareness and...

EFA response to EMA consultation on allergen product development in low-sized populations

17 July 2019
EU
Allergy, Food Allergy
- Healthcare
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation on the basis of a concept paper for a ‘Guideline for allergen products development...

EFA Response to EMA Public Consultation on Patient Registries

17 July 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Medicines
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation on the basis of a discussion paper focusing on the “use of patient disease registries...

EFA response to WHO invitation for public comment: Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being

17 July 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Healthcare
EFA provided input in the call for comments organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), regarding strengthening collaboration among multilateral...

Medical Devices Regulation - Guidance on graphical symbols

17 July 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy, Other Diseases
- Medicines
The Medical Devices Regulation (2017/745 EU) entered into force in 2017 with rules being applicable after a transitional period ending in spring 2020....

EFSA publishes guidance on the use of threshold of toxicological concern approach in food safety assessment

17 July 2019
EU
Food Allergy
- Healthcare
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on...

EFA at EFPIA Annual Conference

17 July 2019
EU
Asthma , COPD, Allergy
- Healthcare, - Medicines
EFA Director Susanna Palkonen attended the annual networking event of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Associations (EFPIA). The event...

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