Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco (AIFA)

Alternate name: 
Italian Medicines Agency
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The Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) is the national authority responsible for drugs regulation in Italy. It is a public body operating autonomously, transparently and according to cost-effectiveness criteria, under the direction of the Ministry of Health and under the vigilance of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Economy. It cooperates with the Regional Authorities, the National Institute of Health, Research Institutes, Patients’ Associations, Health Professionals, Scientific Associations the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Distributors.
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Journal Article

France G. Health technology assessment in Italy. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 2000;16(2):459-74. Abstract

Web Article

Italy - GHO Country statistics. Vol 2014. Geneva: World Health Organisation (WHO); 2014. Abstract
Italy - OECD Countries. Vol 2014. Paris: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD); 2014. Abstract