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The Netherlands launches initiative for full access to medicines in all EU Member States

When the European Commission grants a central EU marketing authorization for new and innovative medicines, pharmaceutical ...

News item | 24-10-2017 | 11:04

BeNeLuxA launches website on medicine coalition

Curious to learn about the medicine coalition named BeNeLuxA? As of today you can go to  to find out more. ...

News item | 06-09-2017 | 11:00

The Dutch bid for the European Medicines Agency

Commitment, continuity, connectivity and community – those are the keywords in the Dutch bid for EMA Today in Brussels, health ...

News item | 11-07-2017 | 11:16

Working together internationally to tackle dementia

There are 47.5 million people in the world living with dementia, and their numbers are steadily increasing. This makes a joint ...

News item | 17-05-2017 | 10:30

Van Rijn: entering into new shared agreements on innovation and affordable prices for medicines

Dutch State Secretary Martin van Rijn (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport) calls on governments, the pharmaceutical industry, ...

News item | 11-05-2017 | 19:32

Amsterdam metropolitan area officially a candidate for hosting EMA

Today, in a letter to the European Council and the European Commission,  the Netherlands officially announced the candidacy of ...

News item | 20-04-2017 | 16:00

Government wants European Medicines Agency to relocate to the Netherlands

The Netherlands has applied to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The organisation is currently based in London, but will ...

News item | 16-01-2017 | 16:30

Ban on drug 4-fluoroamphetamine

The drug 4-fluoroamphetamine (4-FA) is being prohibited. The drug, which is available in the form of a pill, capsule or powder, ...

News item | 07-12-2016 | 09:20

Government: scope for assisted suicide for people who regard their life as completed

People who have come to a well-considered decision that their life is completed must be allowed, under strict and carefully ...

News item | 12-10-2016 | 13:50

Tougher stance on drug and alcohol-related violence

The Senate today adopted a bill by Minister van der Steur (Security and Justice) improving the approach to violence committed by ...

News item | 27-09-2016 | 07:52