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16 Jan
New procurement code and sub-threshold awarding: Contracting authorities are still free to use standard tendering procedures
Approved the possibility for contracting stations to employ standard selection procedures by publishing notices in awarding contracts for work, services, and supplies with values below the thresholds indicated the Public Procurement Code.
8 Nov 23
Digital therapeutics: A bill for regulation in Italy
Bill 1208 “Provisions on digital therapies” was presented in June 2023: the document is designed to regulate in Italy new technologies that offer therapeutic interventions guided by advanced software programs, with a focus on reimbursement.
3 Nov 23
Digitization in the new Public Procurement Code: New technological frontiers and artificial intelligence
The digitization of tendering procedures is one of the most important issues addressed by the new Public Procurement Code, which introduces systematic reorganization and significant changes.
3 Nov 23
The digital caregiver: Insights from the 4th AFI Patient Day
The term caregiver is commonly used to identify a person who provides day-to-day care for someone who is not self-sufficient. This may be a family member of the patient or a paid person.
Welcome to the Portolano Cavallo Life Sciences blog focusing on legal development and key legal issues affecting the Life Sciences-Healthcare industry.
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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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