The FAMHP launches PharmaStatus, the new online application that collects information about the availability of medicines in Belgium and makes it public. Current information will help patients, doctors, pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry to limit the impact of unavailable medicines.
18 to 24 November, 2019 is the international week of sensitization on prudent use of antibiotics. Not only in humans, but in animals too. Antibiotic use in veterinary medicine has fallen sharply in recent years, but the fight isn't over yet.
New ESVAC report: antibiotics use falls again in animal breeding in Europe. Further efforts are necessary, in Belgium as well
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) published the ninth ESVAC report (European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption) about the sale of antibacterial agents for veterinary use in 2017.
Is the electronic patient information leaflet just as effective as the paper version? e-PIL pilot project evaluation
Last year, the e-PIL pilot project on the electronic patient information leaflet started. Hospital pharmacists will soon receive a link to an online survey to evaluate the project, one year after its start.
Limited availability of Clamoxyl I.V.-I.M. for injection or infusion: recommendations for hospital pharmacists and specialists
GSK can only produce 40% of the quantity of Clamoxyl I.V.-I.M. required each year because of a shortage of raw materials. The Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (FAMHP) and the National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (RIZIV) are issuing recommendations for hospital pharmacists and hospital-based specialists.