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7 Feb
New incentives from the Italian Government to promote telemedicine in pharmacies
As was recently demonstrated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of telemedicine has been an important tool in the containment of the disease.
4 Feb
Medical Devices Regulation: Note issued by the Ministry of Health to regulate the transition period
On November 12, 2021, the Ministry of Health published a note providing guidance on the provisions of Legislative Decree No. 46/1997 that shall still be considered applicable following the date of the application of Regulation (EU) 2017/745 on medical devices and the issuance of the legislative decrees envisaged by Article 15 of Delegation Law No. 53/2021.
4 Feb
IVD devices: Extension of timelines for the application of Regulation (EU) 2017/746
Regulation (EU) 2022/112 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2017/746 as regards transitional provisions for certain in vitro diagnostic medical devices and the deferred application of conditions for in-house devices was published on January 25, 2022.
4 Feb
Pharmacies managed by corporations and incompatibility with the exercise of the medical profession: Recent positions of the administrative courts
Administrative jurisprudence recently took up the issue of incompatibility between the management of a pharmacy and the performance of other activities in the health sector, as established by Article 7 of Law No. 362/1991.
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April 27, 2022
EU Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) approves “Guidance” on the borderline between medical devices and medicinal products in order to support the uniform application of Regulation...
April 5, 2022
Electronic prescriptions: the current modalities of transmission from doctors to patients and from patients to pharmacies are extended until 31st December 2022
March 24, 2022
EU Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) approves “Guidance” on appropriate surveillance of devices covered by certificates according to the MD Directives, under the transitional prov...
March 21, 2022
Published Decree of Health Ministry identifying the ethics committees of national significance for clinical trials of medicinal products and medical devices
February 23, 2022
Published Decree of Health Ministry providing measures to enhance no-profit clinical trials and to regulate transfers of data and results of no-profit studies for registration purposes
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