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EU Competition Law and Pharmaceuticals

9781802204407 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Wolf Sauter, Full Professor of Law, Markets and Behavior, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Coordinating Specialist Enforcement Official, Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM), Marcel Canoy, Endowed Professor of Health Economics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Economic Adviser to Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) and Jotte Mulder, Antitrust attorney, Pels Rijcken, The Hague and Assistant Professor, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Publication Date: November 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80220 440 7 Extent: c 320 pp
This timely book discusses the application of the EU competition rules to pharmaceuticals, covering the prohibitions on anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominance, and merger control. It carefully considers the balance between competition and innovation, as well as between competition and regulation, and concludes that competition and regulation are not alternatives, but complementary, and that novel ways of taking into account risk and real innovation through competition assessments have been developed.

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This timely book discusses the application of the EU competition rules to pharmaceuticals, covering the prohibitions on anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominance, and merger control.

The author team comprises academic experts and private practitioners who analyse recent case law at both EU (and UK) and Member State levels – in the context of current issues and future trends, including those related to COVID-19 – and examine the impact of competition law on the behaviour of the pharmaceutical industry. The book carefully considers the balance between competition and innovation, as well as between competition and regulation. It concludes that competition and regulation are not alternatives, but complementary, and that novel ways of taking into account risk and real innovation through competition assessments have been developed.

Integrating an overview of competition law, IP law and pharmaceutical regulation, this book will be an ideal read for scholars and graduate students, as well as private and public practitioners interested in pharmaceutical and European law.
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‘Pharmaceutical and vaccine markets are highly complex. In European healthcare systems, the state is the major purchaser, and so ordinary rules of competition law are insufficient in themselves to respond to the various dynamics at play: cost-effective innovation; access to medicines; burden on the public purse. But competition law is one of the aspects of the relevant regulatory toolkit, so it’s crucial to understand how it applies. This cross-disciplinary and timely book goes well beyond the superficial, in its analysis and critique of contemporary developments and the direction of travel of European competition law as it applies to pharmaceuticals.’
– Tamara Hervey, City, University of London, UK
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Contributors include: Frederick Abbott, Freek Bruggert, Marcel Canoy, Clara Ceulemans, Margherita Colangelo, Claudia Desogus, Constance Dobelmann, Adrien Giraud, Andrew Groves, Leigh Hancher, Behrang Kianzad, Christy Kollmar, Ioannis Lianos, Timo Minssen, Harald Mische, Giorgio Monti, Jotte Mulder, Okeoghene Odudu, Frantzeska Papadopoulou, Juliette Raffaitin, Wolf Sauter,
Jan Truijens Martinez, Lourenço Ventura, Matthijs Versteegh
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