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Italy approves new provisions on informed consent and advance decision of medical treatments - Why it matters for clinical trials in emergency situations
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Italy
  • December 15 2017

On December 14th, 2017, the Italian Senate passed a long-awaited bill (DDL no 2801) governing the informed consent to medical treatments, which also

Application of the reduced VAT rate (4 percent) on medical devices necessary for the implantation of coronary stents
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Italy
  • November 30 2015

A recent ruling has been issued to provide clarifications on the VAT rate applicable to devices necessary for the implantation of coronary stents

EMEA healthcare industry group newsletter - November 2015
  • Baker McKenzie
  • Netherlands, Spain, OECD, European Union, France, Hungary, Italy
  • November 20 2015

The European Commission has released a new version (1.17) of its manual on borderline and classification in the Community regulatory framework for

EU pricing & reimbursement
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Netherlands, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy
  • November 10 2014

This newsletter provides comprehensive overviews of the system of pricing and reimbursement of medicinal products and medical devices in EU Member

Is a mere distributor entitled to file a patent infringement lawsuit? The Italian Supreme Court says yes
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • October 21 2014

Even the mere distributor of a patented product is entitled to file a lawsuit for infringement of the relevant patent in a competent court: so it was

Parallel importation of medical devices: necessary repackaging vs “opportunistic” repackaging
  • Martini Manna Avvocati
  • Italy
  • July 8 2014

A permanent legal conflict is ongoing in the European Union between manufacturers and parallel importers of medical devices, in which single battles

Medical device clinical investigations: new requirements for investigation sites in Italy
  • Pavia e Ansaldo
  • European Union, Italy
  • July 5 2013

While at the EU level the discussion on the proposed regulations governing medical devices and IVD (both including provisions pertaining to clinical

First class action declared admissible in Italy relates to medical devices
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Italy
  • January 7 2011

By an order published on 27 December 2010 the 8th Division of the Civil Court of Milan declared the admissibility of a class action sponsored by Codacons (one of the most active Italian consumers associations) against Voden Medical Instruments S.p.A. in connection with 'Ego-test-Flu', a do-it-yourself detection test of the A and B flu viruses, including the virus for swine and avian flu

Jacquelyn F. MacLennan
  • White & Case LLP

James Killick
  • White & Case LLP