The Netherlands

The Policy Rules on Inducement in the Medicines Act have been adapted and will go into effect on 1 April 2018. The main reasons for the adaptations were 1) unclarity on the limits of hourly rates for services to medical specialists, and 2) differences in some topics as compared to the Policy Rules Inducement Medical Devices Act which has become effective on 1 January 2018.

Among others, the definitions of healthcare professional and entrepreneur, the conditions for sponsoring, the maximum value of gifts and hospitality if provided through a third party have been supplemented and/or adapted.

More details can be found here.

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