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Pharmaceutical injuries insurance

Pharmaceutical injuries insurance covers unexpected adverse effects sustained by users of pharmaceuticals sold or supplied for consumption in Finland. Pharmaceutical injuries insurance is taken out by the Finnish Cooperative for the Indemnification of Medicine-Related Injuries. The insurance covers pharmaceuticals manufactured, imported or marketed by entities who are members of the Cooperative.
Pharmaceutical injuries insurance applies to pharmaceuticals referred to in the Medicines Act. The insurance also covers intrauterine contraceptive devices. Traditional herbal and homeopathic preparations are excluded.

What should I do if I suspect that a medicine has caused me an injury?

If you develop symptoms while taking a medicine and you suspect the symptoms result from the medicine, follow the written instructions in the pharmaceutical packaging. The instructions describe the kind of adverse effects that the medicine may have and give advice on how the effects are to be treated.

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