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CJEU rules that free samples of OTC medicinal products can be provided to pharmacists

European Union - June 12 2020 On 11 June 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed that it is prohibited to distribute free samples of prescription-only…

Florence Verhoestraete, Sien Vandezande, Vincent Wellens.

Facilitating patent applications: no formal requirements for transfer of priority rights

European Union, Netherlands - August 16 2019 Recently the Court of Appeal of The Hague handed down an important decision on the issue of the transfer of priority rights under the European Patent…

Anne Marie Verschuur, Tanguy de Haan, Vincent Wellens.

Transparency in Belgian Healthcare Relationships

Belgium - June 28 2019 Betransparent.be recently released its second Sunshine Act publication, based on information provided by 596 pharma and medical device companies. In…

Christel Brion, Florence Verhoestraete, Vincent Wellens.

Liberalisation of the Distribution of Medical Devices

Belgium - February 19 2019 Until recently, certain medical devices could only be distributed in Belgium through limited channels (pharmacies or dental practitioners). In…

Christel Brion, Florence Verhoestraete, Vincent Wellens.

Liberalisation of the Distribution of Medical Devices

European Union - February 19 2019 The royal decree forms part of a series of measures designed to implement Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on…

Christel Brion, Florence Verhoestraete, Vincent Wellens.