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5 February 2020

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10 October 2018

In a letter addressed to the hospital pharmacists, Bristol-Myers Squibb NV-SA has announced that it has decided to stop the commercialisation of Amukin (amikacin) and Maxipime (cefepime) as from January 1 2019 (reimbursement by RIZIV-INAMI will stop as from July 1 2019).                                                                                                                      For both antibiotics alternatives are available: Amikacine B. Braun and Cefepim Fresenius Kabi.

 

5 September 2018

Ketek (telithromycin) and Penstapho (oxacillin) are no longer available in Belgium. All referrals to these antibiotics have been removed from the IGGI documents.

 

1 May 2018

As from 1 May 2018 the reimbursement conditions for all pharmaceutical specialties containing an oral fluoroquinolone (ciprofloxacin,  levofloxacin, moxifloxacin, norflo-xacin and ofloxacin) has changed: reimbursement by RIZI-INAM in the outpatient practice will, as from this date, only be possible when certain conditions  are met.

 

18 August 2017

In a letter addressed to the hospital pharmacists, Bristol-Myers Squibb NV-SA has announced that it has decided to stop the commercialisation of Pentrexyl (ampicillin) as from October 1 2017 (reimbursement by RIZIV-INAMI will stop as from April 1 2018). As there are no other (than Pentrexyl) formulations of ampicillin available in Belgium, the BSICM has decided to systematically replace ampicillin by amoxicillin (identical dosing) in all of its recommendations.

1 January 2016

Witboek over de machtiging tot verblijf om medische redenen (9ter).

Livre blanc sur l'autorisation de séjour pour des raisons médicales (9ter)

Under this title, a group of doctors, lawyers, field workers, ... published a White Paper in October 2015. The situation of seriously ill migrants is of great concern to them. The publication denounces the current application of medical regularisation.