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5 Oct 22
The new standards for territorial care and telemedicine services in accordance with Ministerial Decree 77/2022
On June 22, 2022, the decree of the Ministry of Health No. 77 on “Models and standards for the development of territorial care in the National Health Service” (the “Document”) was published in the Official Gazette.
5 Oct 22
Decentralized clinical trials: The current scenario and forthcoming European guidelines
On August 30, the European Commission (EC), heads of medicines agencies (HMAs), and European Medicines Agency (EMA) published the 2022-2026 work plan for the Accelerating Clinical Trials in the EU (ACT EU) initiative.
6 Jul 22
Clinical trials and pharmacovigilance: Spanish Code of Conduct leads the way in data management
In an effort to expand the regulatory framework with self-regulatory instruments, the Spanish Data Protection Authority recently approved a “Code of conduct for the processing of personal data in the field of clinical trials and other clinical research and of pharmacovigilance” supported by Farmaindustria, the national trade association for the pharmaceutical industry in Spain.
6 Jul 22
Draft EMA guidelines on transparency in clinical trials: Protecting commercially confidential information
On April 7, 2022, the EMA published draft guidelines on the transparency of information uploaded to the Clinical Trial Information System for the specific purpose of giving operational guidance on the management of commercially confidential information and personal data
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January 31, 2023
Clinical trials: Ministry of Health signed off on decrees that (i) reorganize ethics committees and coordinate their activities, (ii) determine the single tariff for the authorization proced...
December 19, 2022
On 13 December 2022, EMA, European Commission and HMA jointly adopted a recommendation paper on the introduction of decentralised elements in the conduct of Clinical Trials in the EU/EEA
September 21, 2022
Payback for medical devices: Decree quantifying the exceeding of the expenditure ceiling for medical devices at national and regional level for the years 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 published ...
September 1, 2022
The 2021 annual law for market and competition addressing, as to the healthcare sector, reimbursement of drugs, intermediate distribution, patent linkage and institutional accreditation of p...
July 19, 2022
Guidelines for the implementation of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) to ensure dissemination, uniformity and accessibility of the EHR at national level now published in the Official Gazet...
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