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Healthcare & Life Sciences

18 November 2020
Christopher Gotz Data protection and IT security requirements for digital health app under Social Security Code

Germany - Simmons & Simmons LLP

The legislature recently acknowledged that digital innovation plays an important role in the health sector. The Act on Digital Supply (DVG) established numerous essential measures to facilitate the inclusion of digital innovation to standard care under the German statutory social health security system. One of the most important innovations that the DVG introduced is insured persons' entitlement to medical devices based on software and other digital technologies with a medical purpose (digital health apps).

Authors: Christopher Gotz, Fabian Huber, Felix Hänel
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Veleka Peeples-Dyer FDA's new guidance on emergency use authorisations for COVID-19 vaccines

USA - Baker McKenzie

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) for hospitalised COVID-19 patients, making it the first drug to receive approval for the treatment of COVID-19. Before approving this drug, the FDA issued an emergency use authorisation for the use of Veklury in COVID-19 treatment.

Authors: Veleka Peeples-Dyer, Khelin N Aiken, Shira Sasson
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Germany - Simmons & Simmons LLP

Authors: Caroline von Nussbaum, Fabian Huber
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Belgium - ALTIUS

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Austria - Preslmayr Attorneys at Law

Author: Rainer Herzig
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Sweden - Westerberg & Partners Advokatbyrå Ab

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