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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 Marike Boezen of UMC Groningen claims that “the…

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The Swedish government banned smoking in outdoor public places from July 1st. The following places should now be smoke-free: entrances to public buildings, places waiting for public transport, outdoor…

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The European Forum of Good Clinical Practices (EFGCP) in collaboration with the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Association (EFPIA) are working together to understand what is the…

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EFA has signed a joint open letter to politico.eu, a Brussels based online magazine covering European politics, policy and governmental affairs. The magazine promoted the tobacco industry in its PRO M…

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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 understanding of this allergic skin disease. We i…

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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 the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in Europ…

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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 understanding of this allergic skin disease. A…

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation on the basis of a concept paper for a ‘Guideline for allergen products development in moderate to low-sized study populations’.

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) launched a public consultation on the basis of a discussion paper focusing on the “use of patient disease registries for regulatory purposes – methodological and op…

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EFA provided input in the call for comments organised by the World Health Organisation (WHO), regarding strengthening collaboration among multilateral health organisations to accelerate country progre…

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The Medical Devices Regulation (2017/745 EU) entered into force in 2017 with rules being applicable after a transitional period ending in spring 2020. The new regulation contains a series of important…

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out a public consultation to receive input from the scientific community and all interested parties on the guidance on the use of the Threshold of Tox…

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EFA Director Susanna Palkonen attended the annual networking event of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries Associations (EFPIA). The event was hosted by the Finnish EU Presidency.

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On June 17th, the European Commission Directorate General for Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) organised a conference on medicines for rare diseases and children. About 150 experts were present from…

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EFA was present in the conference on EU chemicals policy 2030, organised by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in Brussels on 27-28 June. On the 1st day, EFA joined the session on ‘Improving the reg…

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On 13th June, the Council adopted stricter rules on the so-called Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs), a list of chemical substances which are dangerous for both the human health and the environment.…

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In light of the 41st session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council which took place from June 14th to July 12th in Geneva, Switzerland, the Secretariat of the World Health Organisation (WHO)…

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On Friday 14th June, EFA was invited to speak at the Annual Medicines Europe and International Generic and Biosimilar Medicines Association Conference in Warsaw, Poland. The conference focussed on ‘ho…

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During the last five years, the EFA Capacity Building project has provided our members with tools to fill gaps in recognition and funding, but also helped to strengthen our network of patient organisa…

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From late June, first health records of patients are exchanged in the EU thanks to the cross-border electronic health services. As of now, doctors in Luxembourg will be able to receive digital patient…

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