The Netherlands

An ‘Advisory Group on the Status Determination of Medicinal Products has been established in the Netherlands. This Advisory Group is composed of expert representatives from IGJ, NVWA, MEB and CCMO. The ‘Advisory Group’ advises on which legislation applies to individual products, product groups or substances at the time of assessment and given the available information, including factual information but also applicable case law and information from other countries. The advice is recorded in a database managed by the secretariat of the ‘Advisory Group’ and publicly available.  For the time being, healthcare companies remain dependent on private advice regarding market access of their products as only the listed authorities can request advice from the Advisory Group and not individual healthcare companies.

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