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Coronavirus: Belgium agrees on procurement of Janssen's (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine candidate

The European Commission is holding negotiations on behalf of the Member States for procurement procedures for COVID-19 vaccines and is presenting contracts to the Member States. In Belgium, the Advisory Committee responsible for the analysis of the procurement files issued a positive recommendation for Janssen's (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine candidate. The Interministerial Conference (IMC) for Public Health has followed the advice. Belgium will buy the vaccine if a marketing authorisation is granted.

Give your opinion on a genetically modified drug for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy

The FPS Public Health and FAMHP would like to invite you to take part in the public consultation on a clinical trial testing the genetically modified drug PF-06939926 for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The public consultation will run from 23 September 2020 to 23 October 2020.

Coronavirus: further extension of the measures taken by the FAMHP to avoid medicinal product shortages

On 1 April 2020, the FAMHP took steps regarding a range of medicinal products in order to avoid any shortage. These measures have now been extended by one month.

Influenza vaccination 2020-2021: sequential approach with priority for at-risk groups

COVID-19 makes it important to be able to vaccinate at-risk groups to the maximum extent possible in order to avoid overburdening the healthcare sector. Therefore, influenza vaccination for 2020-2021 will be phased in, giving priority to those at risk.

Coronavirus – Evaluation of the use of saliva samples as an alternative to sampling via a deep nasal swab to detect SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19

Because of the benefits to both patients and healthcare professionals, a study on the use of saliva samples as an alternative to sampling via a deep nasal swab (nasopharyngeal) to detect SARS-CoV-2 using molecular detection tests (PCR) was launched on 28 May 2020.

Coronavirus and the fight led by the FAMHP: the FAMHP facilitates and supports the development of COVID-19 treatments and vaccines

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the FAMHP teams have devoted a lot of resources to monitoring and supporting clinical research on COVID-19. Here is an overview of the measures implemented by the FAMHP.

Coronavirus : first COVID-19 vaccine trial authorized in Belgium

The Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) has authorized the first clinical trial evaluating a vaccine against COVID-19 in Belgium. This is the candidate vaccine from the German biotech firm CureVac.

Coronavirus: updated Belgian directive for the reuse of surgical and FFP2/FFP3 face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic

The national directive published on 07.04.2020 concerning the reprocessing of surgical and FFP2/3 face masks has been updated. This directive aims to guide the validation of the various initiatives being put in place regarding the reuse of surgical masks and personal facial protection.

Coronavirus: new version of Belgian directive for management of clinical trials during coronavirus pandemic

A new version of the national directive is available to supplement the European guidelines (v3) for the management of clinical trials during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: delivery of medicinal products to ambulatory patients’ homes by the authorised hospital

On an exceptional basis during the COVID-19 pandemic, the FAMHP is authorising hospital pharmacies to organise deliveries of medicinal products directly to the homes of ambulatory patients who are unable to go to the hospital.

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