10 November 2011: EU consultation to improve recognition of cross-border prescriptions
The EU Commission DG Health & Consumers has launched a multi-stakeholder consultation on "measures for improving the recognition of prescriptions issued in another Member State". The consultation is open until 8 January 2012 and will feed into the impact assessment as announced on the European Commission’s impact assessment Web page.
Patients, health professionals prescribing medicinal products and/or medical devices, health professionals dispensing prescriptions for medicinal products and/or medical devices, and the medical industry involved in manufacturing and wholesale dealing of medicinal products and/or medical devices are invited to have their say.
The consultation will help to assess the proportionality of compliance costs as well a likely benefits from measures included in the Directive 2011/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 on the application of patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare.
To participate in this consultation, visit the Consultation Web page.
A series of videos on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare can be viewed here.200. Call to Action