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How well does regulation work? The cases of paediatric medicines, orphan drugs and advanced therapies

The Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS) has asked Ecorys to study the European regulatory framework for marketing ...

Report | 09-11-2015

Where can I report medicine side effects?

You can report any side effects of medication or vaccines to the Netherlands Pharmacovigilance Centre Lareb. Lareb will notify ...

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Where can I find information about my medication in the Netherlands?

Read on where you can find information about medicines in the Nehterlands

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Where can I buy medicines in the Netherlands?

You can only buy prescription drugs at a pharmacy. Over-the-counter drugs can be bought at chemists and supermarkets without a ...

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Can I take my medication abroad?

If you are travelling to a Schengen country and want to take medicines with you that fall under the Opium Act, you will need to ...

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What medicines are covered by insurance?

The standard package covers most medicines prescribed by your general practitioner or consultant. In some cases you may have to ...

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What do I pay for prescription drugs?

Read more about the payment for prescription drugs in the Netherlands on

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Tackling Antibiotic Resistance

This fact sheet contains information about the seven elements of the Dutch approach to antibiotic resistance.

Leaflet | 22-09-2015

If I am a registered donor, what will happen to my body after my death?

When you record your consent in the Register, you can specify which organs or tissue you would like to donate. Whether or not ...

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Can I donate an organ or tissue while I am alive?

You may donate an organ/tissue such as a kidney or part of the liver to a person who needs it while you are alive. There are ...

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