Regulatory reforms to watch out for in Portuguese pharma. Prepared in association with Cuatrecasas, a leading law firm in Portugal, this is an extract from The Pharma Legal Handbook: Portugal, available to purchase here for USD 99.
1. Are there proposals for reform or significant change to the healthcare system?
Currently, a proposal to reform the Health Basis Law is under discussion. This proposal mainly focuses on the reform of the Portuguese National Health System. At the heart of this discussion are themes such as the career progression of healthcare professionals, the financing of the NHS and the separation between the public and the private sector.
2. When are they likely to come into force?
The entry into force of the aforementioned proposal is dependent on the Government appreciation, which will occur during the first half of September 2018.