General Court clarifies scope of application of Directive 2001/83/EC on Human Medicinal Products

In its judgment of 16 July 2015 the General court clarified the scope of application of Directive 2001/83/EC and the exceptions related to pharmacy preparations (commonly referred to as magistral and officinal formulae).

The clarification had been requested by the Swedish courts in two cases opposing Swedish pharmacies and a Swedish drugs manufacturer (reference for a preliminary ruling in joined cases C-544/13 Abcur AB v Apoteket Farmaci AB and C-545/13 Abcur AB v Apoteket AB and Apoteket Farmaci AB).

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Published on 29. January 2016 in News EU