The Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021 & Uncertain Regulatory Futures

This piece was originally posted as a University of Birmingham Research Perspective “The final legislation, much like the Bill as originally introduced, does little to address the current unwieldy nature of the existing system of medicines and medical devices regulation.” The Act has the potential to significantly impact the regulation of medicines, veterinary medicines, and medical … Continue reading “The Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021 & Uncertain Regulatory Futures”

The Historical Geography of the Everyday Cyborg?

This post is the first in an occasional series building up a historical picture of the Everyday Cyborg One of the tasks currently being undertaken on the Everyday Cyborgs 2.0 project is to historicise the Everyday Cyborg. Some might disagree about how to define this central concept, and others might wonder whether there are better … Continue reading “The Historical Geography of the Everyday Cyborg?”

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Prescribing Unapproved Medical Devices? The Case of DIY Artificial Pancreas Systems

This post is a summary of our forthcoming paper in Medical Law International ‘Prescribing Unapproved Medical Devices? The Case of DIY Artificial Pancreas Systems’ Authors: Joseph T F Roberts, Victoria Moore, Muireann Quigley Healthcare technology innovation in type 1 diabetes (T1D) management has until recently been a relatively slow process. Tired of waiting for commercial manufacturers … Continue reading “Prescribing Unapproved Medical Devices? The Case of DIY Artificial Pancreas Systems”

Roll-back on Hard-won Amendments as the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill Goes Through Final Stages

This post looks at the final changes to the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill 2019-21 as it concludes its passage through Parliament. [Part I available here, Part II available here, Part III available here, Part IV available here, Part V available here, Part VI available here, Part VII available here, Part VIII available here] The Medicines and Medical Devices Bill completed its … Continue reading “Roll-back on Hard-won Amendments as the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill Goes Through Final Stages”

Prescribing and DIY Artificial Pancreas Systems

In this post we consider how clinicians can follow the standards set by the General Medical Council when making prescribing decisions for people who are using or considering using DIY APS. In DIY APS, each component of the system that a doctor is responsible for prescribing (insulin, CGM, and insulin pump) are appropriately licensed or … Continue reading “Prescribing and DIY Artificial Pancreas Systems”

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