Regulating Medicines in Europe: Competition, Expertise and Public Health (Paperback) book cover

Regulating Medicines in Europe

Competition, Expertise and Public Health

By John Abraham, Graham Lewis

© 2001 – Routledge

256 pages

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About the Book

This Book explains and investigates how medicines are controlled in Europe, especially the EU. Based on penetrating documentary and interview research with the pharmaceutical industry, regulators and consumer organisations,it provides the first major critical examination of the new Europeanised systems of medicine regulation. The authors argue that the drive to produce and approve more drugs more quickly for a single European market dominates other considerations, such as improvements in democratic accountability, the independence of regulators and scientific expertise from commercial interests, and drug safety testing and surveillance.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Health Policy