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14 Sep
Pharmaceutical company liability in clinical trials: The italian supreme court’s latest decision
On April 20, 2021, the Italian Supreme Court dealt with a complex and much debated matter: pharmaceutical company liability for damages to a participant in a sponsored clinical trial.
8 Sep
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Clinical Trials: Regulatory attempts by European and national authorities
In the last few years, use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning systems in the performance of Clinical Trials has increased.
Clinical Trials Regulation: EMA and European Commission confirmed that the Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS) will go-live on January 31, 2022
Clinical trials: EMA launches public consultation on draft guideline for using computerized systems and electronic data
15 Oct 20
Clinical trials: new rules for conflict of interests
The regulation on conflict of interest in clinical trials was recently amended by Article 11-bis of Law Decree No. 34 of May 19, 2020 (Decreto Rilancio), as amended by Law No. 77 of July 17, 2020.
14 Oct 20
Clinical trials: National Coordination Center of Ethics Committees issues Guidelines for the collection of informed consent
The National Coordination Center of Territorial Ethics Committees for clinical trials on medicines and medical devices (“National Coordination Center”) has drawn up guidelines for the collection of informed consent (“Guidelines”) for participation in clinical trials, pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 211 of June 24, 2003 and Regulation (EU) 536/2014.
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August 4, 2021
Clinical Trials Regulation: EMA and European Commission confirmed that the Clinical Trials Information System (CTIS) will go-live on January 31, 2022
June 25, 2021
Clinical trials: EMA launches public consultation on draft guideline for using computerized systems and electronic data
June 9, 2021
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...
May 25, 2021
The Italian Data Protection Authority published guidelines on the role of the Data Protection Officer in public entities: important news for hospitals and healthcare facilities
May 4, 2021
European Health Union: Commission publishes open public consultation on the European Health Data Space
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