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21 Sep
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 in the Official Gazette
1 Sep
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 private healthcare facilities entered into force on 27 August
19 Jul
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 Gazette
6 Jun
The National Coordination Centre for Ethics Committees published new draft agreements for conducting clinical trials on drugs and medical devices
27 Apr
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 (EU) 2017/745 (MDR) across the European Union.
5 Apr
Electronic prescriptions: the current modalities of transmission from doctors to patients and from patients to pharmacies are extended until 31st December 2022
24 Mar
EU Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) approves “Guidance” on appropriate surveillance of devices covered by certificates according to the MD Directives, under the transitional provisions of Article 120(3) of the MDR.
21 Mar
Published Decree of Health Ministry identifying the ethics committees of national significance for clinical trials of medicinal products and medical devices
23 Feb
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
2 Feb
Clinical Trials Regulation - European Commission updates the Questions and Answers Document
1 Feb
Clinical trials Regulation: AIFA endorsed a proposal for the temporary administration of trials pursuant to the CTR, pending the publication and full implementation of the ministerial decrees on the reorganization of ethics committees and single tariff
27 Jan
The Regulation amending Regulation (EU) 2017/746 as regards new transitional provisions for certain IVDs and the deferred application of conditions for in-house devices has now been published
26 Jan
The Italian association of pharmaceutical companies published a new version of the Code of Professional Conduct, regulating relations between pharmaceutical companies and their relations with the scientific and healthcare sectors
13 Dec 21
The European Commission’s Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) endorsed a new guidance on the operational and practical implementation of Articles 13&14 and other related obligations for importers and distributors under MDR and IVDR Regulations
27 Oct 21
The European Commission’s Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) endorsed a new guidance on the applicability of MDR requirements to 'legacy devices' and 'old' devices
19 Oct 21
The European Commission’s Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) endorsed a new guidance on the classification of medical devices
29 Sep 21
EU pharmaceutical strategy: today the Commission launched a public consultation on the revision of the EU general pharmaceuticals legislation (open until December 21, 2021)
4 Aug 21
Clinical Trials Regulation: EMA and European Commission confirmed that the Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS) will go-live on January 31, 2022
25 Jun 21
Clinical trials: EMA launches public consultation on draft guideline for using computerized systems and electronic data
9 Jun 21
The Medical Device Coordination Group endorsed new FAQ on the European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN), that aims at supporting the functioning of the European database on medical devices (EUDAMED)
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