Italy’s drug regulator is cleared of any wrongdoing

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 13 July 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c3747

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  1. Fabio Turone
  1. 1Milan

    Nello Martini, former head of the Italian drug regulatory agency, Agenzia Italiana del Farmaco, has been cleared of the charge of “causing unintentional disaster,” which in 2008 provoked his removal from his post. At the end of a hearing last week that took more than two years the Criminal Court in Rome stated that there was no legal basis to go to trial.

    Senator Ignazio Marino, an MP for the opposition Democratic party and head of the parliamentary investigative committee on the healthcare system, told the BMJ that he will launch an investigation into Dr Martini’s sacking.

    “It …

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