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Research Handbook on EU Health Law and Policy

Edited by Tamara K. Hervey, Calum Alasdair Young and Louise E. Bishop, School of Law, University of Sheffield, UK
The steady expansion of the European Union’s involvement in health over the past 20 years has been accelerated by recent events. This handbook offers an up-to-date analytical overview of the most important topics in EU health law and policy. It outlines, as far as possible, the direction of travel for each topic and suggests research agenda(s) for the future.
Extent: 640 pp
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Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78536 471 6
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  • Law - Academic
  • European Law
  • Health Law
The steady expansion of the European Union’s involvement in health over the past 20 years has been accelerated by recent events. This Handbook offers an up-to-date analytical overview of the most important topics in EU health law and policy. It outlines, as far as possible, the direction of travel for each topic and suggests research agendas for the future.

Split into five parts, this book brings together international, interdisciplinary contributions to consider the past, present and future of EU health law and policy. The changing membership of the EU could see dramatic changes for EU health law and policy and the contributors consider current developments in the light of past trajectories. The book covers key institutions; policies on people and products; health systems; public health; and the health implications of the EU’s external trade policies and laws.

Wide-ranging and accessible, this Handbook will appeal to academics and students focussing on EU health law or policy. It will also be of interest to lawyers and policy makers working in or with the EU as well as health managers and NGOs.
‘This important new book offers a clear and informative guide to EU health law and policy, but it also does much more than that. The tensions at the heart of the EU’s engagement with health are tackled head-on, as are the implications of the Eurozone crisis and Brexit. Through its 19 engaging and lively chapters, this is the best account to date of EU health law and policy’s uncomfortable position at the intersection between the promotion of free trade, on the one hand, and public health, on the other.’
– Emily Jackson, London School of Economics, UK

‘This book, with contributions from scholars across the Europe and up-to-date coverage of Brexit and its implications, will prove indispensable to anyone interested in health law in the EU, be they within or without Europe.’
– I. Glenn Cohen, Harvard Law School, US
Contributors: A. Alemanno, O. Bartlett, L.E. Bishop, E. Brosset, A. de Ruijter, A. den Exter, G. Dussault, M.L. Flear, M. Frischhut, A. Garde, I. Goldner Lang, S.L Greer, M. Guy, T.K. Hervey, H. Jarman, M. Koivusalo, E. Kuhlmann, C. Larsen, A. Mahalatchimy, C.B. Maier, D.S Martinsen, J.V. McHale, N. Mijatovi?, E. Pavolini, M. Pilgerstorfer, C.M. Rieder, C.S. Rusu, W. Sauter, T. Sokol, M.-I. Ungureanu, J.W. van de Gronden, C.A. Young

Contents:

Foreword
Martin McKee

Introduction
Tamara K. Hervey, Calum Young and Louise E. Bishop

Part I History, Scope, Institutions
1. The History and Scope of EU Health Law and Policy
Mary Guy and Wolf Sauter

2. Governing EU Health Law and Policy – On Governance and Legislative Politics
Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen

3. Courts and EU Health Law and Policies
Clemens M. Rieder

4. Fundamental Rights and EU Health Law and Policy
Calum Alasdair Young

Part II People and Products
5. EU Law, Policy and Health Professional Mobility
Ellen Kuhlmann, Claudia B. Maier, Gilles Dussault, Christa Larsen, Emmanuele Pavolini and Marius-Ionu? Ungureanu

6. European Union Biomedical Research Law and Policy and Citizen Science
Mark L. Flear

7. EU Law and Policy on Pharmaceuticals Marketing and Post-Market Control Including Product Liability
Marcus Pilgerstorfer

8. EU Law and Policy on New Health Technologies
Estelle Brosset and Aurélie Mahalatchimy

9. EU Law and Policy on Human Materials
Jean V. McHale and Aurélie Mahalatchimy

10. eHealth Law: The Final Frontier?
André den Exter

Part III Systems
11. EU Competition Law and Policy and Health Systems
Johan W. van de Gronden and Catalin S. Rusu

12. EU Health Law and Policy and the Eurozone Crisis
Tomislav Sokol and Nikola Mijatovi?

Part IV Public Health
13. EU Public Health Law and Policy – Communicable Diseases
Markus Frischhut and Scott L. Greer

14. EU Public Health Law and Policy – Tobacco
Alberto Alemanno

15. EU Public Health Law and Policy - On the Rocks? A Few Sobering Thoughts on the Growing EU Alcohol Problem
Oliver Bartlett and Amandine Garde

16. Public Health in European Union Food Law
Iris Goldner Lang

Part V The External Dimension
17. Trade and Health in the European Union
Holly Jarman and Meri Koivusalo

18. The EU’s (Emergent) Global Health Law and Policy
Tamara K. Hervey

Conclusions
19. The Impediment of Health Laws’ Values in the Constitutional Setting of the EU
Anniek de Ruijter

Index