The CVBF has launched and collaborates to the management of drug databases and registries such as:

Database of medicines for children – European Paediatric Medicines Database – EPMD (Teddy Network)

The data stored in this database is the basis for examining the ‘state of the art’ of paediatric innovative medicines licensed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) from October 1995. To date the database contains a total of 411 medicinal products, including vaccines, corresponding to 256 different active substances.


Database of drugs for rare diseases – EuOrphan (EuOrphan Project)

It is a free and regularly updated database containing information from official sources on drugs available on the market or in development in Europe and in US for rare diseases, including “orphan drugs” (ODs) designated and marketed by EMA and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) respectively. A new database version will be available on a restructured website.


Inventory of procedures for obtaining Paediatric Clinical Trial approvals (Teddy Network)

It contains information on the relevant local requirements and procedures to carry out the Clinical Trial Application in European and non-European countries.


Interregional Registry for thalassemia patients (Italian Health Ministry Project, art.12)

It includes epidemiological, clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic data on about 2,000 thalassaemia patients as well as technology assessment data on methods to evaluate iron overload in order to obtain data for the planning of services and expense reduction.