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16 Nov
Draft competition bill: New rules for the healthcare sector?
On November 5, 2021, the Council of Ministers approved the draft law on competition. The Competition Bill is now under review by Parliament, which will discuss the draft in the coming weeks.
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
10 Dec 19
Case-law clarifications concerning telemedicine
On June 20, 2019, the Court of Cassation issued a relevant ruling on telemedicine. Indeed, it clarified which activities, in the context of telemedicine, shall be qualified as typical health services and, therefore, are subject to the prior authorization of the competent Italian Region under Article 193 of Royal Decree No. 1265 of July 27, 1934 (hereinafter, “TULPS”).
5 Apr 19
Procedural issues in medical lawsuits
On April 1, 2017, the Gelli – Bianco law, or Italian Law no. 24 of March 8, 2017, hereinafter the “Law”, is now in force, bringing significant changes in medical liability.
2 Nov 17
Digital health revolution, how medicine is changing
When you hear about digital health, it’s sometimes hard to understand what it is really about.
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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Our highly-ranked team of professionals will provide newsinsights and multidisciplinary commentary on the hottest and most recent regulatory, transactional and contentious aspects of the pharmaceutical, bio-tech, med-tech, food supplement and healthcare world with an eye on its digital transformation and technological developments.

This blog will be a place for focusing on digital health, telemedicine and artificial intelligence, as well as more traditional topics: from the protection of intellectual properties to performance of clinical trials, from the market access to advertising and competition issues, from internal and criminal investigations to M&A and venture capital transactions.

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October 27, 2021
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
October 19, 2021
The European Commission’s Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) endorsed a new guidance on the classification of medical devices
September 29, 2021
EU pharmaceutical strategy: today the Commission launched a public consultation on the revision of the EU general pharmaceuticals legislation (open until December 21, 2021)
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
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