Drug advertising: New rules on advertising for over-the-counter and non-prescription medicines (OTC and SOP)
The Italian Ministry of Health updated the guidelines regulating the use of media to publish advertising messages regarding OTC and SOP: a good step in terms of streamlining and simplification of the applicable regulatory framework.
Sunshine Act: Draft decree for the Sanità Trasparente electronic register published
Now available the draft decree and technical specifications envisaged by the Sunshine Act, establishing the structure and technical characteristics of the “Sanità Trasparente” electronic register, and the modalities for manufacturing companies to transmit notifications.
Clinical trials: Ministry of Health signed off on decrees that (i) reorganize ethics committees and coordinate their activities, (ii) determine the single tariff for the authorization procedure and (iii) regulate the transitional period for evaluation activities
News on the reorganization of Ethics Committees: Latest updates
In the past few months great strides have been made to establish the national ethics committees envisaged by Law No. 3 of 2018 (the “Lorenzin Law”), which were supposed to be identified by the Ministry of Health within sixty days of the Lorenzin Law taking effect.
Published Decree of Health Ministry identifying the ethics committees of national significance for clinical trials of medicinal products and medical devices
Published Decree of Health Ministry providing measures to enhance no-profit clinical trials and to regulate transfers of data and results of no-profit studies for registration purposes