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Mail-order trade in medicines in Europe--a guide for legislators to protect consumers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19927423     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article discusses mail-order trade in medicines. It explains why this trade has developed and why there is a need for strict safety standards. The European Court of Justice obliged member states to allow such trade in non prescription medicines but did not specify any safety standards. The 2007 resolution of the Council of Europe lays these down precisely. An analysis of the legal situation in the 30 E.U. and E.E.A. states shows that they increasingly permit this trade. However, there are considerable deficits as regards the necessary safety standards. To protect consumers from illegal medicine sales via the internet, they should be able to easily identify legal products online. Legislators should act accordingly.
Niels J Seeberg-Elverfeldt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of health law     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0929-0273     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Health Law     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-20     Completed Date:  2009-12-23     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431861     Medline TA:  Eur J Health Law     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-66     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division Basic Issues, Act on Pharmaceutical Services, Pharmaceutical Professions, German Federal Ministry of Health, Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Commerce / legislation & jurisprudence*
Consumer Product Safety / legislation & jurisprudence*
Pharmaceutical Preparations*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Pharmaceutical Preparations

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