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British Drug Classification by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 03 Nov 2009 10:01pm Andrew Sullivan offers a clear and concise summary of the an initiative to reclassify drugs (the classifications are used to determine criminal penalties). Take the question of alcohol and tobacco out of the discussion and it seems quite sensible. Add alcohol and tobacco back and you have a firestorm. Is this about being too soft on drugs, o ... Read on »
Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff - De Novo Classification Process (Evaluation of Automatic Cla by FDA Posted Fri 30 Sep 2011 12:00am DRAFT GUIDANCE This guidance document is being distributed for comment purposes only. Document issued on: October 3, 2011 You should submit comments and suggestions regarding this draft document within 90 days of publication in the Federal Register of the notice announcing the availability of the draft guidan ... Read on »
Medical Device Classification Product Codes - Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff by FDA Posted Thu 11 Apr 2013 12:00am Since the passage of the May 28, 1976 Medical Device Amendments to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), the Classification Regulation Panels (21 CFR Parts 862-892) have been the basis for CDRH's Classification Product Code structure and... Read on »
Federal Register: Medical Device Classification Product Codes; Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff; Ava by FDA Posted Thu 11 Apr 2013 12:00am The FDA is announcing the availability of the guidance entitled "Medical Device Classification Product Codes.' This document describes how device product codes are used in a variety of FDA program areas to regulate and track medical devices regulated by Read on »
Looks like generic drugs are the ... by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:22pm Looks like generic drugs are the answer when they are available...why don't we just call all drugs "generic" so they would all qualify, or will we have a new type of drug classification emerge called "virtual generics" soon.  What is the next marketing ploy to arrive?  BD  If you're a Medicare beneficiary who's looking for a drug plan that ... Read on »
Global Commission on Drug Policy: Legalization, decriminalization, and the war on drugs by Adi Jaffe Posted Tue 07 Jun 2011 11:30am A commission made up of some big names, though not really any names of addiction or drug researchers I noticed, just released a report that’s making a lot of noise throughout every news channel including NPR (see here , and here for stories) and others (see CNN ). They want the debate about the current state of drug regulation expanded, and sin ... Read on »
Drugs, Policy and spent Energy by h2cm Posted Mon 02 Nov 2009 10:01pm The ongoing controversy here in the UK over drugs policy amid the sacking of Prof. David Nutt - chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and since Friday the resignation of other members highlights the tension between the SCIENCES and POLITICS. As a father, mental health nurse (and light imbiber of real ale and wine) all I know ... Read on »
Should all drugs be decriminalized? A UK debate by Adi Jaffe Posted Fri 17 Dec 2010 11:11am Christopher Russell In a UK parliamentary debate, Bob Ainsworth MP, a former Home Office minister in charge of drugs policy, yesterday called for the decriminalization of all drugs. Ainsworth, the most senior UK politician to publicly endorse a system of decriminalization, joins respected figures from the medical and research communities ... Read on »
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Arguing About Ecstasy by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 10:16am U.K. professor says “E” no riskier than horseback riding. Professor David Nutt of Bristol University and Imperial College, London, stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy last week when he compared the dangers of the club drug Ecstasy (MDMA) to people’s addiction to horse riding. In an article titled "Equasy: An overlooked addiction with im ... Read on »