• Number of pharmacies declines At the beginning of 2015, Belgium included 4,950 pharmacies, or 1 per 2,150 inhabitants. This makes Belgium one of Europe’s closest networks. In order to ensure adequate, effective and regular supply of medicines throughout the country “, since the 1974 Distribution Act, only new pharmacies can be opened based on demographic […]

  • Amazon will make brand building even more important than ever Some people believe that as Amazon disrupts the shopping experience, it’s also going to disrupt brand building – to the extent that it could destroy the perceived value created by brands marketing efforts. Believers point to Amazon’s shopping experience and the shift of the First […]

  • Diclofenac most users Anti-inflammatory drug diclofenac was also in 2016 the drug package with the most users, followed by the antibiotic amoxicillin. Both drugs are typically used a short period, so that the average use is limited per year. Colecalciferol (vitamin D3) 2016 saw the largest increase in number of users. The SFK report this […]

  • Melatonin Products may still be sold freely. That’s what the court in The Hague decided this week, after proceedings brought by the trade organization Nature and Health Products Netherlands (NPN) at the Health Care Inspectorate (IGZ). Last year, the court ruled in Arnhem in an emergency procedure initiated by the NPN which could be products of 0.3 […]