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Pharmacovigilance: New black triangle symbol for medicines subject to additional monitoring

A black inverted triangle '▼' will shortly appear on the package leaflet of certain medicinal products on the EU market, following an Implementing Regulation adopted by the European Commission today. This symbol will flag to patients and health care professionals that a medicinal product is subject to additional monitoring, and its accompanying text will encourage them to report any unexpected adverse reaction through national reporting systems.

IDF Europe position on EU Regulation on Medical Devices

IDF Europe has published its position on the European Commission proposal for a Regulation on Medical Devices.

International Women's Day: Celebrating the momentum

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a time to celebrate the progress that women have achieved over 100 years after the day's inception. It is also a time to be clear on the action needed to address the new challenges facing women and girls in the 21st century.

LFAC poster campaign raises awareness of the signs and symptoms of diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation's Life for a Child Programme (LFAC) has developed a poster campaign to alert health professionals to the signs and symptoms of diabetes in order to make a swift diagnosis and provide appropriate treatment to save lives - championing the vision that no child should die of diabetes.

February 2013 News Update

Our latest News Update is here!

Find out more about the latest developments in diabetes and health policy and advocacy in Europe.

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Champion on the road for diabetes awareness

Charles Mattocks, IDF Blue Circle Champion, is taking to the roads of the USA to raise awareness of diabetes complications, including high blood pressure, stroke, retinopathy and neuropathy.

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Charlie Kimball unites his teammates for diabetes

IDF Blue Circle Champion, Charlie Kimball, has gained the support of his fellow Chip Ganassi Racing Team (CGRT) teammates across NASCAR, INDYCAR and GRAND-AM, to unite for diabetes.

The Lancet launches 4th series on NCDs and development

Produced by some of the world’s most eminent scientists and academics, including from within the NCD Alliance civil society network, The Lancet has launched a new series on NCDs. This series provides the evidence for NCDs as a development issue and proposes cost-effective interventions to accelerate progress and avert millions of deaths worldwide.

Indian cricket legend visits LFAC implementing partner

In December 2012, Mr Sunil Gavaskar, one of world cricket's finest open batsmen, visited the DREAM Trust in Nagpur, India, the IDF Life for a Child Programme's implementing partner in the country.