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Sunday 21 July 2019
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Topic: regulation

August 8, 2018
Senior clinicians will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicines this autumn, the Home Office has announced.

Senior clinicians will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicines this autumn, the UK's Home Office has announced.
 

July 14, 2008
Organisations unite to urge rethink of deregulation of cosmetic treatment

Government plans to deregulate some cosmetic laser treatments have been met with opposition by more than 30 patient and medical bodies.

The group of organisations signed a joint letter to Health Minister Ben Bradshaw calling on him to cease plans to remove non-surgical laser treatments from healthcare regulations.

Laser therapy is used on lines, wrinkles, scars and damaged skin to smooth appearance. It can also be used for hair removal as well as treating birthmarks and removing tattoos.

March 27, 2008
Laser pioneer David Gault warns against proposals to deregulate cosmetic laser and IPL treatments

Consultant Plastic Surgeon and international laser expert David Gault spoke out against the Department of Health's proposal to deregulate laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) devices for 'cosmetic' treatments. Mr Gault who helped develop the first hair-removing laser over 18 years ago and acts as an expert witness in medico-legal cases of 'botched' laser and IPL treatments is particularly concerned that these measures will lead to permanent complications in patients.

January 25, 2008
YorkTest.com, a UK direct-to-consumer health testing laboratory, has welcomed the Science Council's, Science in Health Group report on the integration and implementation of diagnostic technologies in healthcare.

YorkTest.com, a UK direct-to-consumer health testing laboratory, has welcomed the Science Council's, Science in Health Group report on the integration and implementation of diagnostic technologies in healthcare.

The report confirms there is "no more important function in the management of illness than to establish the correct diagnosis".