1. August 31, 2020

    Nitrosamines in medicinal products: deadlines for submitting risk assessments, the results of confirmatory tests and the MA adaptation

    Source: FAMHP

    Early October 2019, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), together with the European medicines authorities, including the FAMHP, asked all marketing authorisation holders to perform a risk assessment on the presence of nitrosamines as a precaution.

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  2. August 31, 2020

    Coronavirus: further extension of the measures taken by the FAMHP to avoid medicinal product shortages

    Source: FAMHP

    On 1 April 2020, the FAMHP took steps regarding a range of medicinal products in order to avoid any shortage. These measures have now been extended by one month.

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  3. August 31, 2020

    In Memoriam, Stefaan Vancayzeele

    Thursday August 27th, Stefaan Vancayzeele has passed away.

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  4. August 27, 2020

    Influenza vaccination 2020-2021: sequential approach with priority for at-risk groups

    Source: FAMHP

    COVID-19 makes it important to be able to vaccinate at-risk groups to the maximum extent possible in order to avoid overburdening the healthcare sector. Therefore, influenza vaccination for 2020-2021 will be phased in, giving priority to those at risk.

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  5. August 24, 2020

    Coronavirus - Belgium joins Europe for the purchase of the vaccine candidate against COVID-19 from AstraZeneca

    Source: FAMHP

    Coronavirus – België doet mee met Europa voor de aankoop van het kandidaatvaccin tegen COVID-19 van AstraZeneca

    Coronavirus - La Belgique rejoint l'Europe pour l'achat du candidat vaccin contre le COVID-19 d'AstraZeneca

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  6. August 21, 2020

    Corona virus - Advisory Committee on choice COVID-19 vaccines deals with first file

    Source: FAMHP

    Coronavirus - Adviescomité voor keuze COVID-19 vaccins behandelt eerste dossier

    Coronavirus - Le comité consultatif pour le choix des vaccins contre le COVID-19 traite son premier dossier

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  7. August 20, 2020

    Serological COVID-19 tests purchased by the government are reliable

    Source: FAMHP

    Serologische COVID-19-testen aangekocht door de overheid zijn betrouwbaar

    Les tests sérologiques COVID-19 achetés par le gouvernement sont fiables

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  8. August 19, 2020

    Pilot project "e-PIL": paper leaflet makes way for electronic leaflet

    Source: FAMHP

    Proefproject “e-PIL”: papieren bijsluiter maakt plaats voor elektronische bijsluiter

    Projet pilote « e-PIL » : la notice papier fait place à la notice électronique

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  9. August 19, 2020

    Coronavirus – Evaluation of the use of saliva samples as an alternative to sampling via a deep nasal swab to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19

    Source: FAMHP

    Because of the benefits to both patients and healthcare professionals, a study on the use of saliva samples as an alternative to sampling via a deep nasal swab (nasopharyngeal) to detect SARS-CoV-2 using molecular detection tests (PCR) was launched on 28 May 2020.

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  10. August 19, 2020

    Coronavirus - Derogation for COVID-19 clinical trials of medicinal products containing or consisting of genetically modified organisms

    Source: FAMHP

    In the context of the COVID-19 crisis, the European Union adopted a regulation providing for a temporary derogation from European legislation on genetically modified organisms.

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