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IFAN has registered with Lobbying.ie

The Regulation of Lobbying legislation is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what. The Register of Lobbying is maintained by the Standards in Public Office Commission (Standards Commission). In compliance with The Regulation of Lobbying Act, IFAN registered in November 2015.  We have submitted nil returns to date.  www.lobbying.ie

IFAN respond to HPRA communication on the quality of the supply of adrenaline autoinjectors

All three devices currently available in Ireland at the present time have unique elements to their delivery.  Patients and carers all have to be trained in advance, in delivery technique. IFAN believes that merely ensuring that there are enough devices in the country is no longer an acceptable standard. We are a small market and… Read more »

Take the kit campaign

The UK Anaphylaxis Campaign has created a film that highlights the severity and associated risks of anaphylaxis and the preventable nature of anaphylaxis deaths. Please watch and share.

LEAP study: consensus communication published

Nine international professional allergy organisations today e-published a consensus post LEAP study. Its purpose is to “highlight emerging evidence to existing allergy prevention guidelines regarding potential benefits of supporting early, rather than delayed, peanut introduction during the period of complementary food introduction in infants”.  The communication summarises new evidence, comments on how this evidence might affect present guidance… Read more »

Making sense of allergies

Widely reported in the media at home and in the UK on June 5th is Making-Sense-of-Allergies: a report which has  investigated ideas about the causes, diagnosis and treatment with a group of allergy specialists: “Theories about allergy – some from medical research and some from lifestyle ‘gurus’ – have led to conflicting ideas about whether allergens should be… Read more »

IFAN in action

Since inception in 2010, IFAN members have actively been engaged in raising awareness of allergy in Ireland among health care providers.