Medicines regulation and health technology assessment.

TitleMedicines regulation and health technology assessment.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBreckenridge A, Woods K, Walley T
JournalClinical pharmacology and therapeutics
Date Published2010 Feb
KeywordsDrug Approval; Drug Design; Drug Industry; History, 20th Century; Humans; Legislation, Drug; Pharmaceutical Preparations; Technology Assessment, Biomedical
AbstractHealth technology assessment (HTA) is as important as regulation to allow patients access to new medicines, and there are demands that the two processes should be carried out more closely together in time. Although the methods used by the regulator differ from those used by the health technology assessor, there is scope for synergies that would be useful to both parties. By providing scientific advice to sponsors of new medicines, both regulators and health technology assessors can also provide support for drug innovation.
Alternate JournalClin. Pharmacol. Ther.