News about Pharmacies and sale of medicines
New rules for persons collaborating with the industry
| 07 October 2014 |
As of 1 November 2014, new rules governing healthcare professionals' collaboration with pharmaceutical and medical companies take effect. The rules governing association will be extended to include medical companies and nurses. Doctors' association with speciality stores trading in medical devices are also covered by the rules.
Consultation procedure about medicinal products and safety measure requirements not completed yet
| 03 October 2014 |
On 5 September 2014, the Danish Health and Medicines Authority submitted a draft list of the medicinal products comprised by the new safety measures rules (Directive 2001/83) for consultation. The consultation period expired on 17 September 2014, and on 3 October we were to inform the European Commission of the medicinal products we recommend including in the common EU lists. We have received 22 consultation responses. But on 24 September 2014 the European Commission amended the original guideline for how to interpret the criteria used to assess whether a medicinal product is qualified for the white list.
More than 10,000 websites shut down in global operation
| 28 May 2014 |
The recent global Operation PANGEA VII resulted in the shutdown of more than 10,000 websites. The operation focused on combating online sale of counterfeit medicines and making consumers aware that they need to take care of themselves when buying medicines online. Globally, the operation led to 237 arrests, some 540,000 parcels were inspected and over 9.4 million units containing potentially life-threatening medicines were seized – worth an estimated value of more than USD 35 million. More than 10,000 websites were shut down or had their payment facility removed.