5th June 2014 - Business briefing |
Research into the prevalence of e-cigarette use needs to distinguish more precisely between regular users and experimenters, according to a new paper.
Research into the prevalence of e-cigarette use needs to distinguish more precisely between regular users and experimenters, according to a new paper.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been urged to adopt a gentle touch on regulation of e-cigarettes in a letter this week signed by more than 50 nicotine science and public health specialists, apparently hoping to head off the prospect of tobacco-style rules.
Robust evidence for e-cigarettes’ effectiveness as aids to smoking cessation effectiveness has until now been sparse. But that may have changed, if the conclusions of a large study published in the journal Addiction prove to be correct in the long term.
E-cigarette vapour could increase the virulence of MRSA, the potentially deadly infection that most often takes hold in healthcare settings, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society’s international conference.
British pharmacies have yet to fully exploit the retail opportunities presented by e-cigarettes, according to a prominent market researcher, although pharmacy professionals themselves disagree vehemently over how to approach e-cigs that aren’t medically licensed.
E-cigarettes are on the agenda for a host of trade and professional conferences over the coming weeks, reflecting the urgent need for understanding of new regulatory measures as well as the sector’s development and improving scientific knowledge about the products.
A Republican senator this week used a hearing on president Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to raise concern that flavourings were omitted from federal proposals to regulate e-cigarettes.
More research into the preferences of e-cigarette users has suggested a relationship between their tobacco smoking habits and choice of e-cig design.
The SEC does not recommend e-cigarettes as a valid way to quit conventional tobacco and would like to see emergency regulation and control implemented. www.secardiologia.es/ Calle de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Nº 5 y 7 Madrid 28028, España) Teléfono: 91 724 23 70 Fax: 91 724 23 71 Contact via online form
The European Union (EU) does not plan to issue detailed guidance on how e-cigarette regulations in the recent Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) should be interpreted, according to a source close to the EU’s Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs (SANCO)
The Society recommends that e-cigarettes be regulated like drugs and also recommends further research into e-cig efficiency and safety. http://www.separ.es/ C/ Provença, 108, Bajos 2ª 08029 Barcelona – ESPAÑA Tel. 934 878 565 Fax. 934 107 120 e-mail: email@example.com
The SEOM does not recommend the use of e-cigarettes at this time. It encourages further research into e-cig efficiency and safety. www.seom.org/ Velazquez, 7, 3rd floor. 28001 Madrid Tel: 91 577 52 81 Fax: 91 436 December 59 firstname.lastname@example.org
The association is concerned with the regulation of e-cigarettes in areas such as taxation, smoking in public spaces, advertising and sales to minors. www.cnpt.es Fuencarral 18 1D 28004 Madrid Tel 915 229 975 Fax 915 229 979 email@example.com
Founded in 2011, SFATA serves as an educational and lobbying resource for manufacturers, wholesalers, retail sellers and distributors of personal electronic vaporising units (PEVUs) such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). It is dedicated to fostering communication, sharing reliable information and providing forums where SFATA members and state and federal agencies can engage in meaningful dialogue regarding […]
The ASHP is a national professional organisation whose nearly 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students providing patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics. www.ashp.org
BeTobaccoFree.gov provides information from various Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) operating and staff divisions. Topics covered include: about tobacco, health effects, quit now, and don’t start. betobaccofree.hhs.gov via Department of Health and Human Services – 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, USA
The mission of Tobacco-Free Kids is to work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. www.tobaccofreekids.org 1400 Eye Street., N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, USA
The AAPHP has been recognised by the American Medical Association as a medical specialty society, with formal representation in the AMA House of Delegates. AAPHP’s objectives now include advocacy on behalf of all public health physicians, whether employed in public or private settings, or academia. Current major issues include tobacco control, injury prevention, public health […]
The CDC′s mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. www.cdc.gov 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of Americans and providing essential human services. www.hhs.gov 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, USA
A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this is the nation’s medical research agency. www.nih.gov 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA NIHinfo@od.nih.gov
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations. www.fda.gov 10903 New Hampshire Ave, […]
As the U.S. government’s official Web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the Web. www.usa.gov U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, USA
ECITA helps members to operate a legally-compliant, ethical, and above all, successful business. www.ecita.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
ABPI represents research-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small. The ABPI is recognised by government as the industry body negotiating on behalf of the branded pharmaceutical industry for statutory consultation requirements, including the pricing scheme for medicines in the UK. www.abpi.org.uk 7th floor, Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT
The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences is the professional body for the pharmaceutical sciences in Great Britain. The objectives of the Academy are to promote the pharmaceutical sciences in all areas of professional practice by pharmaceutical scientists, including academia, industry, regulation and commerce, and to encourage high standards of working practices within the discipline. www.apsgb.org
NICE guidance supports healthcare professionals and others to make sure that the care they provide is of the best possible quality and offers the best value for money. NICE provides independent, authoritative and evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill-health, reducing inequalities and variation. Guidance is provided […]
Responsible for the independent regulation of over 70,000 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in England, Scotland and Wales. www.pharmacyregulation.org 129 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7BT, UK
The MHRA is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK by ensuring they work and are acceptably safe. The MHRA is a centre of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which also includes the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). The MHRA is an […]
Healthcare UK is a joint initiative of the Department of Health (DH), UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and NHS England. It UK healthcare providers to do more business overseas, by promoting the UK healthcare sector to overseas markets and supporting healthcare partnerships between the UK and overseas healthcare providers. www.gov.uk/government/organisations/healthcare-uk 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H […]
NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health Website. It provides a comprehensive health information service to help put service users in control of their healthcare. The Website helps make choices about health, from decisions about lifestyle, such as smoking, drinking and exercise, to finding and using NHS services in England. NHS Choices includes more than […]
Ministerial department which leads, shapes and funds health and care in England. www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health General enquiries – Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit, Department of Health, Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS, UK
The Union of International Associations (UIA) is a research institute and documentation centre, based in Brussels. Nonprofit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a involved in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organisations, international associations and their global challenges. The UIA has consultative status with ECOSOC and associate […]
The FIP is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). www.fip.org PO Box 84200, 2508 AE The Hague, The Netherlands
The EIPG is a European association representing the national, professional organisations of pharmacists employed in the pharmaceutical or allied industries of the member states of the European Union, the European Economic Area, or European countries having a mutual recognition agreement with the European Union on compliance control of regulated medicines. Over the years, it has […]
An association of national organisations representing hospital pharmacists at European and international levels. www.eahp.eu Rue Abbé Cuypers, 3, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
The mission of the PGEU is to promote and develop cooperation in community pharmacy among the European nations; to advocate for the contribution community pharmacists make to health systems and to public health through the provision of health services and the promotion of the rational and appropriate use of medicines; and to ensure the vision […]
Also known as the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes, this is a non-governmental organisation representing national associations of medical specialists in the European Union and in associated countries. www.uems.eu
EPHA is a member-led organisation, made up of public health NGOs, patient groups, health professionals, and disease groups working together to improve health and strengthen the voice of public health in Europe. EPHA is a member of, among others, the Social Platform, the European Public Health and Agriculture Consortium (EPHAC), the Health and Environment Alliance […]
ESTOC represents the interests of smokeless tobacco manufacturers and distributors as well as tobacco trade associations. It monitors all issues related to smokeless tobacco, including the latest scientific developments at a European and global level. ESTOC’s objective is to enable smokeless tobacco products to comply with their regulatory framework in Europe and in other parts of […]
Made up of more than 350 organisations from over 100 countries, the FCA works on the development, ratification and implementation of the international treaty, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). www.fctc.org Rue de la Fontaine 2, Case Postale 3484, CH-1211 Geneva 3 (Switzerland) email@example.com
Promoting the highest possible standards of medical ethics, the WMA provides ethical guidance to physicians through its Declarations, Resolutions and Statements. www.wma.net 13, ch. du Levant, CIB – Bâtiment A, 01210 Ferney-Voltaire, France firstname.lastname@example.org
The World Health Professions Alliance (WHPA) brings together the global organisations representing the world’s dentists, nurses, pharmacists, physical therapists and physicians. WHPA works to improve global health and the quality of patient care, and facilitates collaboration among the health professions and major stakeholders. www.whpa.org Dr. Julia Seyer, BP 63, 01210 Ferney Voltaire, France email@example.com
The WHO is the directing and co-ordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, and monitoring and assessing health trends. www.who.int World Health Organization, Avenue Appia […]
The purposes of the Association are to promote and disseminate the pharmaceutical sciences throughout the Commonwealth and to improve the quality and range of services offered there by professional pharmacists. www.commonwealthpharmacy.org CPA Secretariat, 1 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7JN United Kingdom firstname.lastname@example.org
The Spanish National Health System – Management of these services has been progressively transferred to the distinct autonomous communities of Spain, while some continue to be operated by the National Institute of Health Management (Instituto Nacional de Gestión Sanitaria, INGESA), part of the Ministry of Health and Social Policy (which superseded the Ministry of Health […]
The vote in the European Parliament that passed the revamped Tobacco Products Directive will have some e-cigarette manufacturers contemplating the costly and often lengthy process of medicines licensing, in order to compete with larger firms able to afford the advantages that a marketing authorisation could bring.
A public administrative institution created by the law on the rights of patients and the quality of the health care system. The Institute is a public health actor specifically responsible for implementing prevention and health education policies in the broader context of public health policy guidelines laid down by the Government. www.inpes.sante.fr 42, bd de […]
The HAS is an independent public authority which contributes to the regulation of the health care system by the quality. It carries out its duties in the field assessment of health products, professional practices, the organisation of care and public health. www.has-sante.fr 2, avenue du Stade de France, 93218 Saint-Denis La Plaine Cedex Personal contacts via […]
The French Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction is a public interest group that seeks to provide information on drugs and drug addiction issues to public authorities, professionals working in the field and all concerned citizens. It brings together, through its permanent observation and survey system, scientifically validated information from different sources on licit […]
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