Pharmaceuticals Policy and Law

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From 2019, Pharmaceuticals Policy and Law will be merged with International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine to strengthen the new combined journal´s medical law focus. Pharmaceuticals Policy and Law will continue as a section in the combined journal and will be edited by Dr. Carlo Bottari. For more information, please visit the combined journal website.

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.


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
Tel.: +34 958 24 38 98
Fax:+34 958 24 89 08

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
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



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