life science

When retailers bear the cost of lab testing of products

A seller may be required to cover the cost of laboratory tests ordered by a trade inspector during the inspection of a business if the tests show that the product does not meet quality or safety standards.

Comparative study of food supplement regulations

The Life Sciences Practice Group of the Lex Mundi network, led by Dr Ewa Butkiewicz, a partner at Wardyński & Partners, has published a survey of legal regulations concerning food supplements.

Special foods covered by national health service: an opportunity for the foods industry?

A proposed new Act on Reimbursement for Medicinal Products, Foods and Medical Products calls for the Polish national health service to reimburse the costs of “special-purpose foods” when they offer documented health benefits.

Konrad Drozdowski: We strive to raise advertising standards in Poland

Interview with Konrad Drozdowski, executive director of the Polish Advertising Council

Changes in VAT treatment of healthcare services from 1 January 2011

Under amended regulations, starting 1 January 2011 the VAT exemption for healthcare services would be limited to services that meet a new statutory definition of “medical services.”

Joanna Krakowiak: Clinical trials-costs will rise, quality too

An interview with Joanna Krakowiak from the Life Science and Regulatory Law practice group at Wardyński & Partners