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3 Apr
Article 22 EUMR is still up in the air: Advocate General’s opinion in the Illumina/Grail saga
Advocate General Nicholas Emiliou advised setting aside the General Court’s judgment and annulling the decision of the European Commission to accept the request from certain Member States to review the transaction under Article 22 of the EU Merger Regulation.
20 Jun 23
European Commission proposals for new regulation of compulsory licensing
On April 27, 2023, the European Commission published proposals for a new set of regulations aimed at establishing a more transparent and effective framework for patent rights.
5 Dec 22
The European Commission sends a Statement of Objection to a drug manufacturer accusing it of regulatory gaming and denigration of competitors in breach of Article 102 TFEU
On October 10, 2022, the European Commission sent a Statement of Objection to Teva accusing the company of denigrating a competing product and of “regulatory gaming” in management of the life cycle of its multiple sclerosis drug Capoxone, conduct deemed abusive pursuant to Article 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
7 Feb 22
Digitization of Instructions for Use: the European Commission has endorsed a new Implementing Regulation on the use of electronic instructions for use (eIFUs) of medical devices
On December 14 2021, the European Commission adopted a new Implementing Regulation (EU) 2021/2226 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) 2017/745 of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to electronic instructions for use of medical devices.
4 Feb 22
IVD devices: Extension of timelines for the application of Regulation (EU) 2017/746
Regulation (EU) 2022/112 of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulation (EU) 2017/746 as regards transitional provisions for certain in vitro diagnostic medical devices and the deferred application of conditions for in-house devices was published on January 25, 2022.
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
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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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