Giorgio Palù Confirmed as President of Italian Medicines Agency
The controversial decision to appoint Giorgio Palù, a 75-year-old virologist, as the new president of the Italian Medicines Agency (AIFA) has been confirmed. The Conference State-Regions has given the green light for Palù to take the helm of the reformed agency for the next 5 years.
This decision marks the beginning of a new era for AIFA, following the abolition of the role of the general director. As the president of AIFA, Palù will now assume the legal responsibility of the agency and will chair the Board of Directors. This board will be composed of various members, and will play a crucial role in shaping the future of AIFA and its work in the medical field.
The appointment of Palù has sparked debate and raised concerns, as some believe that a 75-year-old virologist may not be the best candidate to lead the agency in today’s rapidly evolving medical landscape. However, supporters of Palù argue that his extensive experience in virology and public health make him the ideal choice for the role.
It remains to be seen how Palù’s presidency will impact AIFA and its operations. With the reformed agency set to take on new challenges and responsibilities, all eyes will be on Palù as he takes on this important position in the field of medicine.