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2 Feb 23
The CJEU rules on the legality of a national law prohibiting medicinal product advertising to the general public that uses price to induce consumers to purchase
In the recent judgment of December 22, 2022 in Case C-530/20, the CJEU ruled that European law and in particular Directive 2001/83/EC are compatible with a national law that prohibits advertising even unidentified medicinal products if the advertising message encourages the purchase of the products by leveraging pricing, promotional offers, discounts, and combined sales with other products, medicinal or otherwise (including at discounted prices).
2 Feb 23
New decrees for the reorganization of ethics committees have been signed: The last fundamental steps for operation of the CTR in Italy
On January 30, the Ministry of Health finally signed four ministerial decrees that mark fundamental turning points in the construction of a regulatory framework for the European Clinical Trials Regulation (“CTR”) to become operations.
31 Jan 23
How Covid changed telemedicine in Italy: Current status and next steps
In Italy, the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly accelerated implementation of telemedicine, which then was named one of the top priorities in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. Mission No. 6 of that plan (Health) earmarks EUR 1 billion for the development of telemedicine to provide healthcare locally.
27 Jan 23
Patent monopolies and the pandemic emergency: Obstacle or opportunity?
The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic generated extensive debate regarding equitable access to vaccines and medical treatments. In this framework, discussion of the role of patents in health care came to the fore: Are patents a resource, or are they instead an obstacle to the widespread protection of public health during a pandemic emergency?
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Our highly-ranked team of professionals will provide news, insights and multidisciplinary commentary on the hottest and most recent regulatory, transactional and contentious aspects of the pharmaceutical, bio-tech, med-tech, food supplement and healthcare world with an eye on its digital transformation and technological developments.

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October 6, 2023
CBD products: the Administrative Court suspended until October 24 the recent Decree of the Italian Ministry of Health listing cannabidiol for oral use among narcotic drugs, due to the lack o...
October 4, 2023
The Guidelines for regulating contractual relations between universities and research institutes and private sponsors were adopted by the relevant Italian Ministries following the amendment ...
September 21, 2023
CBS products: from September 20th, compositions for oral administration of cannabidiol obtained from Cannabis sativa extracts shall be considered as narcotic drugs in Italy, as they have bee...
July 27, 2023
Payback on medical devices: Italian government announces extension of payment deadline to October 30, 2023
July 21, 2023
On July 21, 2023, the Italian Ministry of Health published new guidelines on health advertising of self-medication drugs (OTC) and non-prescription drugs (SOP), including advertising on new ...
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