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Helga Biro

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Dr. Helga Bíró has significant experience in competition, consumer protection and commercial law matters. She co-heads the Firm’s Pharmaceutical and Healthcare practice in Budapest, and is a former counsel of the Ministry of Health. Dr. Bíró mainly handles regulatory matters relating to the pharmaceutical, food, cosmetics and medical device industries — both at the national and regional levels.

Recent amendments of Act XCVIII of 2006 („Medicine Economy Act”) have significant impact on medicine and device promotion, interactions with healthcare professionals as well as the pricing and reimbursement of medicinal products. The amendments blur the distinction between promotional and professional/scientific activities and communication which will require assessment of the types of events organized and HCP engagements concluded by pharma companies.

In brief The National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (“OGYÉI”) has issued new decisions on its webpage concerning pharmaceutical promotional activities and interactions with HCPs in which the commercial practices of two pharmaceutical companies were investigated and fines were imposed due to alleged infringements. The key findings of the decisions…

In brief On October 14, 2020 the Hungarian Parliament adopted Act C of 2020 on Healthcare Service Relationship (“Act”) which fundamentally transforms the employment relationships at State-owned healthcare service providers. The Act envisages substantial increase in the statutory wages of physicians depending on seniority over the coming three years. Contents…

The National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition (“OGYÉI”) published new decisions on its webpage concerning pharmaceutical promotional activities and interactions with HCPs. The OGYÉI investigated the commercial practices of Aramis Pharma Kft., Lilly Hungária Kft. and Sager Pharma Kft. and imposed fines due to alleged infringements.