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Health Law and the European Union

Health Law and the European Union


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  • Date Published: November 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521605243

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  • How does the law of the European Union affect health law and policy? At first sight, it seems limited. However, despite its restricted formal competence, the EU has recently become increasingly involved in the health field. Litigation based on EU law has resulted in a 'right to receive health care services' across national boundaries which may have huge practical implications for national health systems. The EU has promulgated legislation regulating clinical research, and the marketing of pharmaceuticals; patients' rights are affected by EU legislation on data protection and product liability; the qualifications of health care professionals are legally recognised across the EU; and the EU has acted to promote public health. This book explores the various impacts of measures of EU law on national health law and policy. Through elaboration of selected examples, the authors show that, within the EU, health law cannot be regarded as a purely national affair.

    • First book on health law and policy within EU Member States
    • Uses selective substantive examples to analyse the various impacts of EU law on health law
    • Winning author combination of Hervey as an expert on EU law and McHale as a health lawyer
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521605243
    • length: 540 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.79kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Historical, legal and institutional contexts
    3. Community competence in the field of health
    4. Access to health care services
    5. Data protection and health information policy
    6. Regulation of health care professionals
    7. The regulation of clinical research
    8. Regulating pharmaceuticals: risk, choice and compensation
    9. Public Health law
    10. Conclusions and future prospects.

  • Authors

    Tamara K. Hervey, University of Nottingham
    Tamara K. Hervey is Professor of Law at the University of Nottingham and is the author of a number of books and journal articles on European social law. Her current research is on EU health law.

    Jean V. McHale, University of Leicester
    Jean McHale is Professor of Law at the University of Leicester. She has written previous books and journals articles in the areas of health care law, health care ethics and policy. She is a member of the Interim Ethics and Advisory Group of UK Biobank. She is currently a member of an ESRC funded research project.

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