Romanian competition watchdog follows the EU in allowing cooperation in the pharma sector

The Romanian Competition Council (RCC) issued a public statement confirming that it is willing to accept a certain amount of cooperation between companies in order to overcome or reduce the negative impact of the current crisis. (Further details are available… Read moreRomanian competition watchdog follows the EU in allowing cooperation in the pharma sector

Romania creates expedited procedure for approving donations of COVID-19 related medicines

On 13 April 2020, the Romanian Ministry of Health issued Order No 615/2020 amending Order No 1032/2011 regarding the approval of the “Norms regarding the donations of medicines, medical equipment, medical devices, vaccine, serums and corresponding supplies”, which creates an… Read moreRomania creates expedited procedure for approving donations of COVID-19 related medicines

Acquisitions of COVID-19-related medical supplies to be reimbursed from EU funds

On 7 April 2020, Romania enacted Government Emergency Ordinance No. 43 (GEO 43) for the approval of support measures following the spread of COVID-19 during the state of emergency, which the government is expected to extend until 16 May. Among… Read moreAcquisitions of COVID-19-related medical supplies to be reimbursed from EU funds

Romania proposes temporary capping of prices for coronavirus medicines

On 31 March 2020, the Romanian Senate adopted a draft law that caps the prices of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines included in the protocol for the treatment of the infection associated with the SARS-Cov-2 virus (coronavirus), which was approved by Order No 487/2020 of… Read moreRomania proposes temporary capping of prices for coronavirus medicines

Romania adopts new restrictions for limiting the spread of coronavirus at healthcare units

On 23 March 2020, the Romanian Department for Emergency Situations (DSU) issued Order No. 74527/2020, which implements measures to limit the spread of the coronavirus at healthcare units. This Order was passed after more and more hospitals in Romania reported… Read moreRomania adopts new restrictions for limiting the spread of coronavirus at healthcare units

Romanian health authorities to prioritise approval of COVID-19 clinical trials

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Romanian National Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices (ANMDM) announced that it will prioritise approval of clinical trials of those medicines earmarked for treatment of coronavirus infections. Depending on the number of applications… Read moreRomanian health authorities to prioritise approval of COVID-19 clinical trials