DRUGS AND DRIVING, ARRANGEMENTS MADE IN THE NETHERLANDS

In the Netherlands medicines are sold with a packing-leaflet which contains traffic-warnings if required. In case of prescribed medicines, the packing-leaflet is removed. The legislator has laid the full responsibility of giving information to the patient in the hands of the prescribing doctor. This can be done by putting a sticker on the medicine. There are two stickers now: this drug may influence your driving skill and do not drive when using this medicine. It is clear that the doctor must have the existing information about the influence on the driving skill of the drug he prescribes. Various possibilities are suggested for informing the doctors. A suggestion is made for one sign to mark all medicines that may impair driving skill. The covering abstract for the conference is IRRD no. 211714. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Nederlandsche Vereniging Van Artsen-Automobilisten

    P.O. Box 64
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • NELEMANS, F A
  • Publication Date: 1974-10-12

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 1592-3
  • Serial:
    • Arts en Auto
    • Volume: 40
    • Issue Number: 19
    • Publisher: Nederlandsche Vereniging Van Artsen-Automobilisten

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096341
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1975 12:00AM