The digital caregiver: Insights from the 4th AFI Patient Day
The term caregiver is commonly used to identify a person who provides day-to-day care for someone who is not self-sufficient. This may be a family member of the patient or a paid person.
Whistleblowing Decree: Key points for the pharmaceutical sector
Large multinational companies are being called to assess the compatibility of existing reporting channels with the requirements of the new regulation published on March 15, 2023 on the Official Journal of the Italian Republic, implementing the EU Directive 2019/1937 on whistleblowing.
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 digital channels
Delivering drugs to the public outside a pharmacy via a third party: Considerations on a recent ruling by the Criminal Court of Cassation
It’s official: Under certain conditions it is not an offense for drugs—including prescription drugs—to be received by and distributed to the public, potentially even outside the pharmacy channel.
Drug advertising: New directions from Europe
Europe is not making any revolutionary changes when it comes to the advertising of medicines.
The new version of the Code of Ethics of the Italian association of pharmaceutical companies: Key developments
The Italian association of pharmaceutical companies (“Farmindustria”) released the new version of its Code of Ethics on January 19, 2022.
Some of the main changes concern i) hybrid events (art. 3.7 bis); ii) activities that pharmaceutical companies are allowed to carry out for non-prescribing HCPs (art. 3.25); iii) information provided to the public (art. 3.26); iv) interactions other than drug promotion (art. 3.28); and v) Patient Support Programs (article 4.7).