News from IDF Europe

Public health community voices concerns over the moving of medicinal products and health technologies outside the health portfolio

IDF Europe has joined the public health community in Europe to send an open letter to Mr Juncker, President-elect of the European Commission, expressing astonishment and concern regarding his decision to move the competence for medicinal products and health technologies from the Commissioner in charge of Health to the Commissioner in charge of internal market and industry.

Oral health and diabetes: CED and IDF Europe celebrate European Oral Health Day

The Council of European Dentists (CED) and the International Diabetes Federation Europe (IDF Europe) are pleased to celebrate 12 September, the European Oral Health Day.

Deadline extended: applications for 2014 Prize in Diabetes, Young Researcher

This year, IDF Europe is awarding two IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes to reward excellence, innovation and commitment in diabetes.

Parliamentarians across Europe unite to act on diabetes

Parliamentarians, leading diabetes organizations and experts from across Europe have joined forces to form the Policy Action Network on Diabetes (ExPAND) to drive a new generation of policies to address the diabetes epidemic.

Economics of chronic diseases: cost-effectiveness modelling and the burden of NCDs in Europe

Partners of the EConDA project have published their first paper presenting preliminary results of the study.

The Economics of Chronic Diseases (EConDA) project aims to establish the best possible methods of measuring cost-effectiveness as well as develop micro-simulation models apt at projecting future burden of chronic diseases, their costs and potential savings after implementation of cost-effective interventions.

Raising awareness of diabetes amongst future healthcare professionals

Combined use of medicines affecting the renin-angiotensin system (RAS) to be restricted

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has endorsed restrictions on combining different classes of medicines that act on the renin-angiotensin system (RAS), a hormone system that controls blood pressure and the volume of fluids in the body.

IDF Europe joins leading European organizations in urging the European Council to protect migrant children's rights

As the European Union is developing its strategic guidelines on the future of Justice and Home Affairs policies, 38 leading organizations in the fields of human rights, health, education and social inclusion, including the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF, OHCHR and the European Network for Ombudspersons, are calling on the European Council to use the opportunity to advance on its achievements and commitments to every child, including migrant children in vulnerable situations, by making children’s rights a strategic and actionable priority for Home Affairs po

Latest European Elections Monthly Focus out now: just a few days to go until #EP2014

Our latest European Elections Monthly Focus is here!

This time we look at the Socialists & Democrats (S&D) Group, its policy priorities and what it means for the diabetes community in Europe. The Monthly Focus will also give you an update on the latest European Elections news.

Monitoring of medicines safety improves across the EU: European Medicines Agency report

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