Nordic Council on Medicines

Comité nordique des médicaments
Nordiska Läkemedelsnämnden (NLN)
Nordisk Laegemiddelnaevn
Nordisk Legemiddelnemnd
Pohjoismainen Lääkeainelautakunta

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5 Dec 1974, following the work of Nordic Pharmacopoeia Council, set up 1948, by the Nordic governments, and recommendation No 16/1969 of Nordic Council (NC). In 1980 became a permanent Nordic Institution, being on the general budget of Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM). Closed down 31 Dec 2001.


Promote Nordic cooperation in the field of medicines; seek to safeguard Nordic interests at the European level.

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Acts as advisory body to health authorities in the Nordic countries; promotes cooperation among Nordic countries and acts as a link between different interest groups in the pharmaceuticals sector; collaborates with the rest of Europe, the European Union, the European Economic Area and with the Baltic countries. Projects are not limited to the Nordic region. Concerns: efficacy, quality and safety of drugs for humans; correct use of medicines. Organizes conferences, seminars and workshops.


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Danish, English, Norwegian, Swedish.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 5 countries
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Subjects *

  • Health Care
    • Pharmacy

UN Sustainable Development Goals **



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21. Dec 2001
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