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Law and the regulation of medicines

Jackson, Emily (2012) Law and the regulation of medicines. Hart Publishing, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9781849461795

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Abstract

The principal purpose of this book is to tell the story of a medicine's journey through the regulatory system in the UK, from defining what counts as a medicine, through clinical trials, licensing, pharmacovigilance, marketing and funding. The question of global access to medicines is addressed because of its political importance, and because it offers a particularly stark illustration of the consequences of classifying medicines as a private rather than a public good. Two further specific challenges to the future of medicine's regulation are examined separately: first, pharmacogenetics, or the genetic targeting of medicines to subgroups of patients, and second, the possibility of using medicines to enhance well-being or performance, rather than treat disease. Throughout, the emphasis is on the role of regulation in shaping and influencing the operation of the medicines industry, an issue that is of central importance to the promotion of public health and the fair and equitable distribution of healthcare resources.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://www.hartpub.co.uk
Additional Information: © 2012 Hart Publishing
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > KD England and Wales
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Sets: Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2012 13:38
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/42919/

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