Pharmaceuticals Policy and Law

The new international review, Pharmaceuticals policy and law, appears with the aim of studying and evaluating the legal status of medicinal product…(read more)


Challenges for the Pharmaceuticals Policy in the EU

Pub. date
July 2011
Editor
Valverde, J.L.
Volume
13 (1,2)
Price
US$131 / €90
ISBN print
978-1-60750-804-5
Subject
Biochemistry, Medicine & Health, Medicine: Law & Policy

For some time, the EU has been losing ground in the field of pharmaceutical innovation, and the b…


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Health Technology Assessments and Rare Diseases

Pub. date
November 2011
Editors
Valverde, J.L., Prevot, J.
Volume
13 (3,4)
Price
US$131 / €90
ISBN print
978-1-60750-982-0
Subject
Biochemistry, Medicine & Health

Rare diseases affect between 6 and 8% of the total EU population – around 30 million Europeans.…


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Innovative Medicine: The Science and the Regulatory Framework

Pub. date
July 2010
Editors
Valverde, J.L., Ceci, A.
Volume
12 (1,2)
Price
US$138 / €95
ISBN print
978-1-60750-602-7
Subject
Medicine & Health, Medicine: Law & Policy

Scientific progress is providing new opportunities to respond to medical needs as yet unmet, in part…


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New Developments of Pharmaceutical Law in the EU

Pub. date
February 2011
Editor
Valverde, J.L.
Volume
12 (3,4)
Price
US$139 / €95
ISBN print
978-1-60750-702-4
Subject
Medicine & Health, Medicine: Law & Policy

Innovation in human medicines has enabled patients to benefit from treatments which would have been …


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Rare Diseases: Focus on Rare Plasma Related Disorders

Pub. date
October 2009
Editor
Valverde, J.L.
Volume
11 (4)
Price
US$174 / €120
ISBN print
978-1-60750-055-1
Subject
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cell, Medicine & Health

This publication provides an international overview of issues relating to rare plasma related disord…


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Health Fraud and Other Trends in the EU

Pub. date
August 2009
Editor
Valverde, J.L.
Volume
11 (3)
Price
US$131 / €90
ISBN print
978-1-60750-036-0
Subject
Medicine & Health, Medicine: Law & Policy

Health Fraud and Other Trends in the EU addresses the theme of health fraud, misinformation, quacker…


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The EU Paediatric Regulation

Pub. date
April 2009
Editors
Valverde, J.L., Ceci, A.
Volume
11 (1,2)
Price
US$126 / €87
ISBN print
978-1-60750-011-7
Subject
Medicine & Health, Public Administration, Science & Technology Policy, Social Sciences

The EU has been provided with a regulation that promotes and regulates paediatric medicines. The ini…


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Focus on Immunodeficiencies

Pub. date
February 2008
Editors
Valverde, J.L., Watters, D.
Volume
10
Price
US$140 / €100
ISBN print
978-1-58603-841-0
Subject
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cell, Medicine & Health

Proper treatment and early diagnosis of primary immunodeficiencies is a worldwide public heath prior…


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Key Issues in Pharmaceuticals Law

Pub. date
February 2008
Editor
Valverde, J.L.
Volume
9 (3,4)
Price
US$84 / €60
ISBN print
978-1-58603-840-3
Subject
Medicine & Health

The focus of Key Issues in Pharmaceuticals Law is on the ongoing achievement of an authentic world c…


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2050: A Changing Europe. Demographic Crisis and Baby Friend Policies

Pub. date
January 2007
Editor
Valverde, J.L.
Volume
9 (1,2)
Price
US$96 / €66
ISBN print
978-1-58603-714-7
Subject
Medicine & Health

This monograph brings together a number of important papers dealing with the medical, societal and d…


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Responsibilities in the Efficient Use of Medicinal Products

Pub. date
September 2006
Editor
Valverde, J.L.
Volume
8
Price
US$160 / €110
ISBN print
978-1-58603-668-3
Subject
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cell, Medicine & Health

This emphasis of this book is on the problem of the efficient use of medicinal products. It is known…


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Blood, Plasma and Plasma Proteins: A Unique Contribution to Modern Healthcare

Pub. date
March 2006
Editor
Valverde, J.L.
Volume
7
Price
US$207 / €143
ISBN print
978-1-58603-601-0
Subject
Medicine & Health, Medicine: Law & Policy

Labile blood products and plasma-derived products are very sensitive from a social viewpoint. Along …


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The challenges of the new EU Pharmaceutical Legislation

Pub. date
May 2005
Editors
Valverde, J.L., Weissenberg, P.
Volume
6
Price
US$141 / €97
ISBN print
978-1-58603-521-1
Subject
Biochemistry, Molecular, Cell, Computer & Communication Sciences, Medical Informatics, Medicine & Health

In the domain of public policy on pharmaceuticals, protecting public health requires a dual strategy…


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Challenges for Pharmaceutical Policies in the 21st Century

Pub. date
November 2002
Editor
Huttin, C.
Volume
5
Price
US$92 / €83
ISBN print
978-1-58603-287-6
Subject
Medicine & Health, Medicine: Law & Policy, Policy & Law in Medicine, Social Sciences

This publication aims to present different contributions to a workshop on challenges for pharmaceuti…


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Ethical Function in Hospital Ethics Committees

Pub. date
December 2001
Editor
Lebeer, G.
Volume
5
Price
US$97 / €88
ISBN print
978-1-58603-210-4
Subject
Medicine & Health, Medicine: Law & Policy

This book was written to present the results of the concerted action called Ethical Function in Hosp…


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Information Society in Pharmaceuticals

Pub. date
January 2001
Editor
Valverde, J.L.
Volume
4
Price
US$80 / €72
ISBN print
978-1-58603-178-7
Subject
Medicine & Health, Medicine: Law & Policy

Organisations contemplate information technology and the Internet as a unique opportunity to enhance…


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The European Regulation on Orphan Medicinal Products

Pub. date
January 2001
Editor
Valverde, J.L.
Volume
3
Price
US$83 / €75
ISBN print
978-1-58603-145-9
Subject
Medicine & Health, Medicine: Law & Policy

Society cannot accept that certain individuals be denied the benefits of medical progress simply bec…


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The Problem of Herbal Medicines Legal Status

Pub. date
January 2000
Editor
Valverde, J.L.
Volume
2
Price
US$75 / €64
ISBN print
978-1-58603-005-6
Subject
Medicine & Health, Medicine: Law & Policy

The main problem in the use of medicinal plants, discussed in this book, is that citizens are being …


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Focus on Pharmaceutical Research

Pub. date
January 1999
Editors
Valverde, J.L., Fracchia, G.N.
Volume
1
Price
US$72 / €66
ISBN print
978-90-5199-500-8
Subject
Medicine & Health, Medicine: Law & Policy

The European Commission's Fifth Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (1998…


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The new international review, Pharmaceuticals policy and law, appears with the aim of studying and evaluating the legal status of medicinal products in the European Union, and its implications in other markets such as the USA and Japan, without neglecting the specific problems of developing countries. Pharmaceuticals policy and law intends to participate in the process of world convergence of pharmaceutical legislation helped by a network of academic centers specializing in pharmaceutical law, without omitting a scientific, economic and social approach to medicinal products.

The specificity of medicinal products conditions their legal status. Legislation regulating other goods cannot be applied to them. To begin with, they are the result of scientific and technical innovation. Research policies determine their progress. The pharmaceutical industry is, by nature, multinational. But, next to these global trends, different traditions still remain at a national level. Within the EU, barriers to free trade in medicinal products still remain despite more than thirty years of harmonisation. The social dimension of medicinal products is complex and very significant in the preoccupations of our societies. Patenting is essential but not sufficient. The life-cycle of medicinal products is protected by professional responsibility, required in the general concept of health safety. It is important to remember their ethical dimension, including research and innovation in new fields such as genetic manipulation and biotechnology, which requires social consent to preserve human dignity and fundamental rights.