Received: 15 February 2021
Accepted: 26 April 2021
First Online: 12 May 2021
: Studies conducted on IQVIA® LPD data do not require an approval by an Ethical Committee. Indeed, IQVIA® LPD relies on anonymous data which are not originated by any clinical trial. Before being stored into IQVIA databases, data is anonymized through non-identifiable encryption process directly on GPs’ computer and patients’ names are not collected into IQVIA® LPD. IQVIA® LPD complies with the European Regulation 679/2016 and the ex-Legislative Decree 196/03 and subsequent modifications.
: Not applicable.
: All the authors are employees of IQVIA Solutions Italy S.r.l. The authors declare that they have no competing interests.