So your pills don’t bring you down. Pharmaceutical law lays down strict rules for pharmaceuticals.
The development, manufacture, and distribution of pharmaceuticals are strictly controlled by a number of national and international regulations. The differentiation from other products, and also the licencing, manufacturing, distribution and price regulation as well as the reimbursement of costs are just some of the regulatory aspects dealt with. Product liability and administrative responsibilities are a further area of pharmaceutical law. Special regulations also apply for information on and advertisement of pharmaceuticals, for the cooperation between doctors and pharmacists as well as with patient organisations.
These aspects are regulated in the pharmaceutical regulations, relevant codes of conduct, EMA-regulations, the general civil and administrative laws as well as in criminal law. Pharmaceutical law is a classic interdisciplinary legal material. Compliance (compliance with rules and regulations) is therefore not just a slogan, it’s a necessity.