News and Educations

HALMED participates in the SUTRA (Tomorrow) project – self-medication in pregnancy and lactation


A public health-educational project SUTRA (Tomorrow) – self-medication in pregnancy and lactation, organised by the Croatian Pharmaceutical Society, under the high auspices of the Croatian Ministry of Health and the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (HALMED) is taking place in the Republic of Croatia. One of the key missions of the project is to raise awareness among the both general public and health care professionals on the importance of educating pregnant and breast-feeding women about the risks and self-medication possibilities and positively influence to prevent side-effects through self-medication.

Detailed information may be found under the link below.


Start of a new HALMED’s campaign on promoting the importance of package leaflet reading and reporting of ADRs


The Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (HALMED) has started a public education campaign aimed at promoting the importance of package leaflet reading and ADR reporting among patients and end consumers. The aim of the campaign is to inform citizens that, alongside the information provided by a qualified healthcare professional, additional information may be obtained through package leaflet reading and to motivate them to get actively involved in the medication and monitoring of safe use of medicines by reporting ADRs. This approach will further contribute to the improvement of the safe use of medicines and more efficient health care for patients and overall public health.
The campaign will intensively be carried out at the national level from the beginning of September to the end of October this year through billboard, press ads, radio spots, on-line banners, posters in doctors’ waiting rooms and information leaflets on ADRs reporting that will be available in pharmacies throughout the country.


HALMED participates in the 5th public educational campaign for the promotion of rational use of antimicrobial medicines - JEKA


The Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices (HALMED) participates as a sponsor and participant of the 5th Public Educational Campaign on Promotion of Rational Use of Antimicrobial Medicines – JEKA. The main goal of this campaign is to reduce by means of a public campaign, the unnecessary and inappropriate use of antibiotics.
Further information about antibiotics and the JEKA action you may find in the continuation of this information.