Swedish Parliament

Dossier COD/2008/0256

Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending, as regards information to the general public on medicinal products subject to medical prescription, Directive 2001/83/EC on the Community code relating to medicinal products for human use

Subsidiarity deadline: 09/04/2012
 
Scrutiny Information

Scrutiny date: 26/07/2012

Subsidiarity Concern:

No Important information to exchange

No Veto

Information on parliamentary scrutiny

COM (2008) 663
Passed on to the Committee on Health and Welfare 7 January 2009.

The Committee deliberated with the Government on the matter the 19th of May 2009.
The Government’s proposed Swedish position:
In the Government’s view it is positive that the proposal contains a continued ban on advertising of prescription pharmaceuticals and that patients should not be forced to receive unsolicited information. The Government is also positive to a harmonized regulatory framework in the EU regarding information on pharmaceuticals in that it should be allowed within the Union for the public to obtain qualitative and reliable information on prescription pharmaceuticals. However, the Government cannot accept the presented proposal in its current form, since it conflicts in several ways with the Freedom of the Press Act and the Fundamental Law on the Freedom of Expression.
The Chair noted that there is support for the Government’s reported standpoint. A joint statement was added by the members from the Social Democratic Party, the member from the Left Party and the member from the Green Party.


COM (2011) 633
Passed on to the Committee on Health and Welfare.

The Committee on Health and Welfare deliberated with the Government on the matter on 2011-11-15.


Referred to the Committee on Health and Welfare. The Committee will examine whether the draft is in compliance with the principle of subsidiarity. The Committee will report on its findings to the Chamber.

The Committee decided on 2012-02-16 to ask the Government to present its assessment on the application of the principle of subsidiarity in the draft legislative act.

The Committee on Health and Welfare decided on the matter on 2012-03-22. The Committee found the draft to be in compliance with the principle of subsidiarity. The Committee informed the Chamber on this decision via an extract from the minutes of the relevant meeting.

The Commission's reply to the statement from the Swedish Parliament has been received.


Lisbon Treaty procedures
 
  Political Dialogue

26/07/2012 | The Commission's reply
 To Commission's reply to statement 2011/12:SoU18 was received on 26 July 2012. The statement dealt with both COM(2012) 48 and 49.

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