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LifeSciencesBit: Belgium introduces plain packaging for tobacco products

Belgium, European Union - July 3 2019 Following the example of Australia, the UK, Norway and France, Belgium has introduced plain packaging for tobacco products. The adopted measure is…

Stéphanie De Smedt, Wannes Buelens.

LifeSciencesBit: Interplay between the GDPR and CTR (somewhat) clarified

European Union - May 23 2019 On 23 January 2019, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published its Opinion 3/2019 concerning the interplay between the Clinical Trials…

Stéphanie De Smedt.

FoodBit: EU bans unfair trading practices in the food sector

European Union - May 14 2019 A year after the publication of the EU Commission’s proposal, the final text of the Directive 2019/633 on unfair trading practices (UTPs) in…

Maarten van Laar, Robin Struijlaart.

FoodBit: Alcohol advertising under pressure

Belgium - April 25 2019 As from 2 September 2019, stricter rules will apply to alcohol advertising in Belgium, requiring prior advice and imposing higher fines. However…

Filip Pauwels.

Life Sciences Bit: Belgian Medicines Act amended to ensure supply of medicines to pharmacies

Belgium - April 5 2019 On 28 March 2019, the Belgian Parliament adopted an amendment to the Medicines Act in order to accommodate for possible shortages of medicines in…

Stéphanie De Smedt.