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Join industry executives in staying informed on the market access and HTA process in Portugal.  1. Please make a general introduction to the public health sector in your country and its organization The Public sector is composed of the National Health Service (Serviço Nacional de Saúde), also referred as the NHS, and the central and…
1. What are the basic requirements to obtain patent and trademark protection? Patents The three main criteria for obtaining patent protection are novelty, inventive step and industrial application (Article 2 Dutch Patent Act (Rijksoctrooiwet 1995), “DPA“).   Trademarks The basic requirements for obtaining trademark protection are that of a distinctive character of the sign, a…
1. What types of liability are recognized in your jurisdiction? Dutch liability law generally distinguishes between contractual liability on the one hand and non-contractual liability on the other. Non-contractual liability not only includes fault-based liability (‘onrechtmatige daad‘) but also includes a regime of strict liability for defective products (‘productaansprakelijkheid‘). The regime for strict liability constitutes…
Join industry executives in staying informed on the market access and HTA process in Portugal.  1. Which are the health technology assessment (HTA) evaluation bodies and their responsibilities in your country? The CATS and the DATS are responsible for SiNATS.   2. Do regulators require HTA studies in your country? Yes, regulators may require HTA…
1. Are clinical trials required to be conducted locally as a condition (stated or implicit) for marketing approval? No, clinical trials do not have to be conducted locally as a condition for marketing approval. This is not one of the prerequisite conditions for approval of the clinical trial protocol, which conditions are listed in Article…
Part of PharmaBoardroom’s new country-focused series on market access and health technology assessment (HTA), this piece is focused on the expenditure control and cost containment policies that currently exist in the Romanian pharma market. Buy The Pharma Legal Handbook: Market Access & HTA – Romania here for £359.   1. Please describe the main cost…
Join industry executives in staying informed on the market access and HTA process in Portugal.  1. Have local authorities published recommendations surrounding value assessment dossiers? (If yes please add link) Yes. Infarmed has published methodological guidelines for pharmacotherapeutic and economic assessment. The recommendations can be consulted here.   2. Have local Authorities published guidelines surrounding…
1. What is the authorization process for the marketing of new drugs, biologics, medical devices, non-prescription medications, and other medicinal products? Please refer to Chapter 1, Question 3.   2. What is the authorization process for the marketing of generic versions of these products? Please refer to Chapter 1, Question 6.   3. What are…
Join industry executives in staying informed on the market access and HTA process in Portugal.  1. What are the pricing models, processes and principles for originator drugs? Prices of medicinal products are regulated by the System of Assessment of Health Technologies (SiNATS), approved by Decree-Law 97/2015, 1 June 2015, which established the provisions applicable to…
Join industry executives in staying informed on the market access and HTA process in Portugal.  1. Price 1.1. How does price control at ex-factory prices work in your country? Ex-factory prices (PVA) are relevant to determine the retail price (PVP) of medicinal products and their maximum legal margins, as below.   1.2. What are the…