Obligation to perform services in the public interest

Wholesalers of medicinal products holding a wholesale marketing authorisation to perform activities to the full extent must ensure the availability of a permanent and suitable selection of medicinal products which may be subject to trading in a suitably short time no later than within 24 hours during the week or 72 hours at weekends and holidays from the received order as per the obligation to perform services in the public interest. If a health-care or a veterinary service provider or a pharmacy requires a supply of medicinal products in shorter times than provided above, this information is stated in the order to the wholesaler of products on the basis of proven medical need or medical documentation.

Wholesalers of medicinal products holding a wholesale marketing authorisation for limited production must ensure the availability of a permanent and suitable selection of products under the marketing authorisation which meet the requirements for the uninterrupted supply of these products as per the obligation to perform services in the public interest within 24 hours during the week or no later than 72 hours at weekends and holidays from the received order. If a health-care or a veterinary service provider or a pharmacy requires a supply of medicinal products in shorter times than provided above, this information is stated in the order to the wholesaler of products on the basis of proven medical need or medical documentation.

Last updated: 08. 01. 2016