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The recent ruling (21 November 2018) of the European Court of Justice puts an end to the dispute over the off-label use of bevacizumab for age-related macular degeneration.

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Vitamin D is commonly referred to as a group of hormone function secosteroids, of which the metabolically active form is 1,25-OH.1 Vitamin D is one of the drugs that has undergone the largest increase in prescription in recent years in Italy, rising from 6.2% in 2013 to 12.6% in 2017.2 The...

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Phytovigilance & Supplements
IntroductionSince 2002, the Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) has coordinated the national phyto-vigilance system.1 This system is based on the collection and evaluation of spontaneous reports of suspected adverse reactions that have occurred after taking food supplements, vitamins,...

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