Italy’s austerity measures have led to delays in allocating research funds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 11 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h785
  1. Fabio Turone
  1. 1Milan

Applications for research funding submitted in response to a call issued in early 2012 by the Italian Medicines Agency (Agenzia Italiana per il Farmaco) are still to be decided, with several million euro waiting to be assigned and no solution in sight.

The issue was raised recently in a letter from 16 researchers to the top officials of the agency and the minister of health and in a written parliamentary question from Senator Nerina Dirindin, of the Democratic Party (which currently leads the government …

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