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Medical LawText, Cases, and Materials

Medical Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (6th edn)

Emily Jackson
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date: 30 March 2023

p. 59711. The Regulation of Medicineslocked

p. 59711. The Regulation of Medicineslocked

  • Emily JacksonEmily JacksonProfessor of Law, London School of Economics


This chapter examines the regulation of medicines. It covers the importance of establishing safety and efficacy before licensing, and afterwards as well, through pharmacovigilance mechanisms. European harmonization of medicines regulation means that Brexit has had a significant impact on how medicines are licensed for use in the UK. It also looks at liability for defective medicines, and the strict liability regime under the Consumer Protection Act.

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