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7 Jun
EU regulations on medical devices and the GDPR: first step forward a necessary coordination
In the wake of application of the European medical device regulation (EU Regulation No. 745 of 2017), occurred on May 26, Italy is taking its first steps toward adjusting its national regulatory framework.
9 Apr
The “Pharmacy of Services” becomes more and more real
In recent months, under the pressure of the Covid-19 emergency, pharmacies have become more and more involved in the delivery of healthcare services to patients, in support of formal healthcare facilities and operating under the umbrella of the NHS.
18 Feb
Telemedicine: The New National Guidelines
Healthcare services provided remotely are officially a part of the National Healthcare Service (“NHS”), now that the State-Regions Conference has approved the document entitled “National guidelines for the provision of telemedicine services,” drafted by the Ministry of Health (hereinafter the “Guidelines”).
Telemedicine: Italian State-Regions Conference issues "National indications for the provision of telemedicine services" to implement telemedicine services in Italy
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15 Oct 20
Clinical trials: new rules for conflict of interests
The regulation on conflict of interest in clinical trials was recently amended by Article 11-bis of Law Decree No. 34 of May 19, 2020 (Decreto Rilancio), as amended by Law No. 77 of July 17, 2020.
14 Oct 20
Clinical trials: National Coordination Center of Ethics Committees issues Guidelines for the collection of informed consent
The National Coordination Center of Territorial Ethics Committees for clinical trials on medicines and medical devices (“National Coordination Center”) has drawn up guidelines for the collection of informed consent (“Guidelines”) for participation in clinical trials, pursuant to Legislative Decree No. 211 of June 24, 2003 and Regulation (EU) 536/2014.
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June 9, 2021
The Medical Device Coordination Group endorsed new FAQ on the European Medical Device Nomenclature (EMDN), that aims at supporting the functioning of the European database on medical devices...
May 25, 2021
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
May 4, 2021
European Health Union: Commission publishes open public consultation on the European Health Data Space
April 22, 2021
Clinical Trial Regulation: Clinical trial EU Portal and Database, essential for the Clinical Trial Information System (CTIS), is now fully functional and on track to go live by 31 January 20...
January 19, 2021
Dematerialization of prescriptions: Ministerial Decree allowing e-prescriptions for drugs not reimbursed by the NHS has been published in the Italian Official Journal.
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