Healthcare

“Off-label” reimbursement of medicinal products

The controversial question regarding “off-label” use of medicinal products has been recently tackled by the Greek legislator. 
 
Article 47 of Law 4316/2014 entitles the National Organization for Healthcare Services (“EOPII”) to reimburse:
 
a.  medicinal products for indications, dosages and combinations not in accordance with the summary of product characteristics (“off-label” use) subject to the following preconditions. 
 
The “off-label” indications, dosages and combinations should be:

The National Drug Organisation issues New Circular on sponsorship of scientific events and congresses

The National Drug Organisation (EOF) has published a new circular amending certain requirements and rules for the organisation and sponsoring of scientific events and congresses. The New Circular no. 106329/15.12.2014 does not present considerable differences from the previous one; nonetheless, it contains changes, which indicate a certain trend of the authority to a somewhat less strict approach on certain issues. The major changes introduced by the new circular are the following: 

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