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The EU’s new paediatric medicines legislation: serving children’s needs?

Permanand, Govin, Mossialos, Elias and McKee, Martin (2007) The EU’s new paediatric medicines legislation: serving children’s needs? Archives of Disease in Childhood, 92 (9). pp. 808-811. ISSN 0003-9888

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Abstract

In new legislation for paediatric medicines which came into effect on 26 January 2007, the European Union (EU) has attempted to address several unresolved issues relating to children’s needs for medicines in Europe. This article reviews the legislation’s main proposals and makes some comparisons with equivalent legislation in the USA. We argue that the legislation suffers from several gaps and uncertainties in relation to the specific proposals and their intended aims. As the establishment of new legislation in this area offered the EU an opportunity to set some clear guidelines and objectives, and had the potential to go beyond the equivalent American rules, we thus see the proposals as something of a disappointment.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://adc.bmj.com/
Additional Information: © 2007 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd & Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
Library of Congress subject classification: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Research centres and groups > LSE Health
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2009 15:17
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/25774/

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