The issue gained widespread public attention following the application by a boy’s family suffering from a rare form of epilepsy to use cannabis oil medication. The Home Secretary stated that a license would be issued for the boy’s treatment procedure to go ahead.
In a necessary effort to help curb the antibiotic-resistance issue, Pizza Hut’s efforts to extend the human-relevant antibiotic-free chicken from only their pizzas to all their chicken products, must be praised even though KFC has committed to achieving the same goal by the end of this year.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has included ‘gaming disorder’ as a serious mental health condition in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). Gaming disorder is officially considered to be serious since excessive priority is given to gaming over other everyday activities.
A particular proposal regarding displaying drug prices in TV ads flummoxed pharma marketers and ad agencies following the unveiling of the drug-pricing agenda by President Trump. Marketers have been hounded with the whys and hows of the proposal even as the administration remains firm on its implementation.
A broader law defining at greater lengths the terms telemedicine and telehealth has been signed by Jeff Coyler, Kansas Governor. Apart from setting guidelines for coverage parity, the law has stipulated a ban on abortions by telemedicine. The law also includes a mandatory rule stating that if a judge dismisses that particular clause, the whole law stands nullified.
Health Canada’s new safety audit rules are going to increase costs and expected to expel some medical devices players out of the country, the new rules are expected to bring a huge shortage of products for the patients in Canada.
Yesterday morning, the FDA published its 17-page first draft of a working model for its pre-certification program for software as a medical device (SaMD). Though still preliminary (the agency is asking for comments by the end of May), the publication comes with some long-awaited details about how the program might work.
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