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7 Jun 19
Regulations on the shortage of medicines in the Draft law converting the “Calabria” Law Decree
On May 3, 2019, Law Decree No. 35 of April 20, 2019 (the “Calabria Decree “) entered into force. The Calabria Decree includes significant provisions relating to the shortage of medicines.
6 Jun 19
Artificial intelligence software: FDA news
On April 2, 2019, a discussion paper describing a proposal for a regulatory framework for modifications to Artificial Intelligence-based medical devices that are already on the market, was published by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in view of the future formulation of guidelines that relate to this issue.
5 Jun 19
Breaking news on the supplementary protective certificate for medicinal products
On June 11, 2019, Regulation (EU) 2019/933 (“Regulation 2019/933”), amending Regulation (EC) No 2009/469 (“Regulation 2009/469”) concerning the supplementary protection certificate (“SPC”) for medicinal products, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union.
4 Jun 19
Substitutability of veterinary medicines: this is now also possible through the use of parallel imports
This is a period of profound changes in the veterinary medicines sector.
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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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