life science

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

When should an unsafe product be recalled from the market?

An unsafe product is defined in the Polish Civil Code. Administrative regulations, however, such as the Act on General Safety of Products, specify the duties of producers and distributors when it comes to assuring product safety.

Will new clinical trials act eliminate irregularities?

Recent reports on disproportionate fees for doctors conducting clinical trials and the hospitals where they work are not the only problem. Conducting sometimes dozens of trials at one medical facility seriously reduces the quality of the research.

Under the spreading Euroleaf

The long-awaited new EU logo for ecological products has now appeared. From 1 July 2010, producers are required to use the logo on all products marketed as “organic.”