On 31 May 2022, the Italian Parliament approved Law 62/2022, also known as the Sunshine Act. The Sunshine Act entered into force on 26 June 2022. However, it will become fully enforceable once the Ministry of Health sets up the Public Register where companies will have to disclose their data and issues the necessary implementing acts. This means that realistically the new transparency system will not be operational before 2023. Nonetheless, it is critical that companies operating in Italy make sure that they are ready when the time comes. Here, we outline some of the key features of the new Sunshine Act and the steps that companies could take in preparation.
At the end of May 2013, the French government released the long awaited Decree implementing the 2011 French Sunshine Act. The Decree requires companies to publicly disclose — in French — any benefit over 10 Euros and agreements (except commercial ones) concluded with healthcare professionals or other actors active in the health sector in France.
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