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Fully revised and updated, this practical book contains information on the processes, legislation, cases and customs that apply to the introduction, marketing and sale of a medicinal product (or medicinal device) in Europe.
Pharmaceutical regulatory law is becoming ever more complicated, with the need to balance the constitutional requirements of the EU and its constituent Member States. This work, written by and for lawyers, will help you advise your clients on this constantly changing area.
The new edition provides you with information on the changes to clinical trials, pharmacovigilance and competition law, helping you stay abreast of new legislation.
Adopting a Europe-wide perspective on the law governing pharmaceuticals, expert authors from the law firm Bird & Bird LLP map the life cycle of a medicinal product or medical device from development to clinical trials to product launch and ongoing pharmacovigilance, providing you with comprehensive and unambiguous guidance at every stage.
Comprising three main sections, you’ll find the mainstream medicinal products from cradle to grave; specific regimes which do not fall into those categories; and three standalone chapters, dealing with an overview of what a medical device is, parallel trade, and competition law.
Following an introductory overview focusing on the regulatory framework for pharmaceuticals in Europe – from its underlying rationales to the relevant committees and agencies – each of 15 incisive chapters examines a particular process or subject. Among the many topics and issues covered are the following: