Pharmaceuticals Policy and Law

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ISSN print
1389-2827
ISSN online
2210-495X
Volume
19; 4 issues
Status
Last issue (19:1-2) online on 07 April 2017
Next issue
19:3 scheduled for July 2017
Back volumes
1-18
Subject
Medicine & Health
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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.

Editor-in-Chief

Prof. José Luis Valverde
Chair Jean Monnet, EU: 'Europe of the Health'
University of Granada
Faculty of Pharmacy
Campus de la Cartuja sn
Granada 18071
Spain
Tel.: +34 958 24 38 98
Fax:+34 958 24 89 08
Email: jlvalver@ugr.es

Advisory Board

Dr. Rodica Badescu, Romania
Dr. J. Lyle Bootman, USA
Mr. Carlo Bottari, Italy
Mr. Philippe Brunet, Belgium
Mr. Patrick Deboyser, Belgium
Prof. Ulrich M. Gassner, Germany
Ms. P. Ann Hoppe, USA
Ms. Linda Horton, USA
Prof. Tatsuo Kurokawa, Japan
Mr. Alan G. Minsk, USA
Prof. Francis B. Palumbo, USA
Mr. Enrique Sánchez de León Pérez, Spain
Mr. Fernand Sauer, France
Prof. Walter Schwerdtfeger, Germany
Dr. Milan Smid, Czech Republic
Prof. José María Suñé Arbussá, Spain
Mr. Josep Torrent-Farnell, United Kingdom
Mr. Hannes Wahlroos, Finland
Ms. Elisabethann Wright, Belgium

 

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Manuscripts should be organized in the following order:

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    Vertical lines should not be used to separate columns. Leave some extra space between the columns instead.

    Any explanations essential to the understanding of the table should be given in footnotes at the bottom of the table.

     
    REFERENCES

    Place citations as numbers in square brackets in the text. All publications cited in the text should be presented in an alphabetical list of references at the end of the manuscript in the following style:

    [1] B. Newman and E.T. Liu, Perspective on BRCA1, Breast Disease 10 (1998), 3-10.
    [2] D.F. Pilkey, Happy conservation laws, in: Neural Stresses, J. Frost, ed., Controlled Press, Georgia, 1995, pp. 332-391.
    [3] E. Wilson, Active vibration analysis of thin-walled beams, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Virginia, 1991.

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    Colour figures can be included, provided the cost of their reproduction is paid for by the author.

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    COPYRIGHT

    Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that if their paper is accepted for publication, copyright in the article, including the right to reproduce the article in all forms and media, shall be assigned exclusively to the Network of Centres for study of Pharmaceutical Law.

    Authors submitting a manuscript do so on the understanding that they have read and agreed to the terms of the IOS Press Author Copyright Agreement.

     
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