Globalization and Health
[Accessed 25 Aug 2018]
Transnational pharmacogovernance: emergent patterns in the jazz of pharmaceutical policy convergence
As a transnational policy network, the International Council for Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) aligns international regulatory standards to address the pressures of globalization on the pharmaceutical industry and increase access to new medicines. Founding ICH members include regulators and pharmaceutical industry trade associations in the European Union, the United States and Japan. In this paper we explore the manner in which state interdependence fosters the conditions for regulatory harmonization by tracing the underlying parallels between ICH and member state pharmacogovernance to clarify emergent patterns in regulatory policy convergence.
Authors: Mary Wiktorowicz [School of Health Policy and Management, York University, Toronto, Canada, firstname.lastname@example.org], Kathy Moscou and Joel Lexchin
Citation: Globalization and Health 2018 14:86
Published on: 22 August 2018