The Board of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) recently decided to open free access to hormonal contraception for women and limit it to citizens under 26 years of age. Distribution of these drugs is planned in clinics and other public facilities, including hospitals.
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The board of directors must formalize the decision through a resolution, but approval has already been guaranteed by the Conference of Regions, as La Repubblica reports. We are now waiting for the assessment of the Scientific and Technical Commission (CTS) on the possibility of reimbursing this type of contraception. Previously, in April, both the CTS and the Prices and Refunds Committee (CPR) had issued a positive opinion, although without age limits. However, the decision was put on hold due to issues related to the economic sustainability of the spending.