Farmaci orfani: tensioni negoziali tra interesse pubblico e concorrenza
Pay-for-delay: The Court of Justice clarifies the scope of “by object” restrictions and “potential competition” in patent settlement cases
On March 25, 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on appeal in the Lundbeck case, confirming the previous judgement of the General Court that upheld the decision of the European Commission on pharmaceutical “pay-for-delay” agreements.
COVID-19 vaccine production: The European Commission issues a comfort letter on cooperation between companies in the supply chain
On March 25, 2021, the European Commission (hereinafter, the “Commission”) issued a “comfort letter” on the compliance of the “Matchmaking Event – Towards COVID-19 vaccines upscale production” (hereinafter, the “Matchmaking Event” or the “Event”) with EU competition law.
Italian Competition Authority says that the rules on the remuneration of health care services provided by pharmacies are anti-competitive
The Italian Competition Authority once again criticizes the introduction of legislative provisions that reserve only to pharmacies the provision of certain public health services paid by the NHS
Italian Competition Authority approves two emergency cooperation projects: one for joint distribution of surgical masks and one common moratorium scheme on consumer lending
On May 27, 2020, for the first time the Italian Competition Authority (“AGCM”) applied its communication on cooperation agreements in the context of the COVID-19 emergency (“Italian Communication”), applicable since April 24, 2020.
Who can request authorization to advertise medicines? Answers from the AGCM
The Italian Competition Authority (hereinafter the “AGCM“) recently expressed an opinion and addressed a recommendation to the Ministry of Health (the “Ministry”) regarding the parties entitled to request authorization to advertise medicinal products to the public (resolution No. AS1628 of December 9, 2019