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Upcoming (r)evolution in school shops – what can food producers offer children in Polish schools?
life sciences, project
After more than two years of discussions, the Food Safety and Nutrition Amendment Act concerning children’s nutrition at schools was enacted on 28 November 2014. The new law, which comes into force on 1 September 2015, aims to eliminate unhealthy food from school shops and prohibit the promotion of unhealthy foods within educational institutions.
New rules for access to clinical reports
The European Medicines Agency has adopted a policy of proactive publication of reports from clinical trials. The rule of transparency of clinical results is to be implemented starting 1 January 2015, and the first publications should coincide with entry into force of the EU’s new Clinical Trials Regulation, scheduled for 28 May 2016. What will the new rules mean in practice?
An educated consumer is a huge asset for any firm
An interview with Katarzyna Wójcicka, chair of the Expert Council of the Polish Council for Supplements and Nutritional Foods (KRSiO), and Joanna Krakowiak, chair of the Ethics Committee of KRSiO and legal adviser in the Life Science and Regulatory Practice of Wardyński & Partners.
Should the registration documentation for medicines be public?
life sciences, new technologies
A dispute over the documentation to the medicine Esbriet shows how much controversy is stirred up by the disclosure of registration documents for medicines to third parties. How to balance the interests of innovative pharmaceutical companies, manufacturers of cheaper generics, and doctors who seek full knowledge of the safety and efficacy of the drugs they prescribe?
Myths and facts about innovations in the foods sector
life sciences, new technologies
The dynamic growth in market share of functional foods calls for a critical review of myths that have arisen around R&D projects in the food sector.
No more junk food at schools in Poland?
The Polish parliament is currently discussing draft amendments to the Law on Food Safety and Nutrition which aims to eliminate unhealthy food from school shops and to prohibit all forms of promotion of unhealthy foods within educational institutions.
Market leader: can there be more than one?
life sciences, appeal courts
In times of fierce market competition, it is becoming increasingly attractive to construct advertising campaigns that contain superlatives, in particular regarding market leadership.
When is offering a litre of juice an unfair market practice?
other courts, life sciences
On 11 February 2014 the Warsaw Regional Court issued a long-awaited ruling demonstrating the current approach of the Polish courts to the sensitive issue of how to designate promotional prices for goods.
More money on the way for innovation
In the innovativeness of its economy, Poland ranks 4th from last in the European Union, but greater support is planned for highly innovative projects that show promise for implementation and commercialisation in Poland.
Sugar-free? Not so simple
competition, life sciences, new technologies
The practice of food labelling inspectors prevents consumers from making informed choices—effectively working against the policy of promoting healthy eating.
Joanna Krakowiak: Interim relief is available in complex pharmaceutical patent disputes
life sciences, intellectual property
An interview with Joanna Krakowiak from the Life Science practice group at Wardyński & Partners about pharmaceutical patent litigation.
What additives may be found in food products?
The list of permissible food additives was expanded in May 2011. More changes should be expected following an EU review of the safety of food additives.