Author: Anne-Maree Farrell Date: 10 February 2012 Book chapter
European Law and New Health Technologies
- Start date: 13 October 2009
- End date: 12 October 2011
Health is a matter of fundamental importance in European societies, both as a human right in itself, and as a factor in a productive workforce and therefore a healthy economy. New health technologies promise improved quality of life for patients suffering from a range of diseases, and the potential for the prevention of incidence of disease in the future. At the same time, new health technologies pose significant challenges for governments, particularly in relation to ensuring the technologies are safe, effective, and provide appropriate value for (public) money.
All European governments regulate their development, marketing, and public financing - as do several European level institutions, in particular the European Union, the Council of Europe, and the European Patent Office, have become involved in the regulation of new health technologies. They have done so through traditional ‘command and control’ legal measures, guidelines, soft law, ‘steering’ through redistribution of resources and private or quasi-private regulation.
This project analyses European law - in this broad sense - and its relationships with new health technologies. It uses interdisciplinary insights to shed new light on defining features of the relationship and especially risk, rights, ethics and markets. The project explores the way in which European law’s engagement is to be legitimated, and some of the implications for citizenship.
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Author: Tamara Hervey Date: 10 February 2012 Journal article
Co-author: Therese Murphy Date: 10 February 2012 Journal article
Co-author: Marie-Andrée Jacob Date: 10 February 2012 Journal article
Co-author: Mark Flear Date: 10 February 2012 Journal article
Author: Anne-Maree Farrell Date: 10 February 2012 Journal article
Author: Richard Ashcroft Date: 09 February 2012 Journal article
Editor: Olympia Bekou Date: 09 February 2012 Journal issue