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7 Feb
New incentives from the Italian Government to promote telemedicine in pharmacies
As was recently demonstrated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of telemedicine has been an important tool in the containment of the disease.
8 Oct 21
As of October 15, 2021, in Italy, no salary without a Green Pass
The Italian government has enacted what is known as the “Green Pass bis Decree”, introducing urgent measures to ensure the safe performance of public and private work through the extension of the scope of application of COVID-19 green certification and the strengthening of the screening system.
8 Jun 21
M&A nel settore Life Sciences: uno sguardo multi-disciplinare
14 Apr 21
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.
13 Apr 21
EU and the Digital Green Certificate: New challenges and opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic
On March 17, 2021, the European Commission presented a proposal to create a Digital Green Certificate to facilitate the free movement of citizens within Member States during the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring public health safety.
12 Apr 21
COVID-19: Transparency mechanism in the export of COVID-19 vaccines outside EU
Due to persistent delays in deliveries of vaccines to the EU, on March 11, 2021 the European Commission adopted the new Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/442, renewing, with amendments, through the end of June, the transparency and authorization mechanism for COVID-19 vaccine exports.
Welcome to the Portolano Cavallo Life Sciences blog focusing on legal development and key legal issues affecting the life sciences and healthcare industry.
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September 21, 2022
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 ...
September 1, 2022
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 p...
July 19, 2022
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 Gazet...
June 6, 2022
The National Coordination Centre for Ethics Committees published new draft agreements for conducting clinical trials on drugs and medical devices
April 27, 2022
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...
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