The pharmaceutical sector inquiry: 'Hamlet' in a nutshell.

  title={The pharmaceutical sector inquiry: 'Hamlet' in a nutshell.},
  author={Andr{\'e} P den Exter},
  journal={European journal of health law},
  volume={17 2},
In July 2009, the European Commission (DG Competition) published a Communication on the pharmaceutical sector. This inquiry was launched because there were some indications that competition in the pharmaceutical market in the European Union might not be working well. The report examines the reasons for the observed delay. This article analyses the outcomes from a critical standpoint, arguing in favour of enhanced 'soft law' accountability mechanisms in the pharmaceutical sector, defending… CONTINUE READING