The Netherlands

As from 11 June 2018, all healthcare professionals will receive Direct Healthcare Professional Communications (DHCPs) and additional risk-minimization materials in an envelope marked with a white or orange hand.

These measures were taken by the medicines evaluation board (MEB) to increase the recognizability of this important information.

The ‘orange hand envelope’ already exists and remains in use. It will be used for particularly important or urgent DHPCs. The ‘white hand envelope’ is new and will be used to communicate all additional risk-minimization material.

More information can be found here.

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