UK passes post-Brexit medical device regulation

The U.K. has enacted a new law governing medical devices and drugs, with a focus on patient safety.

The Medicines and Medical Devices Act, introduced in July 2020, establishes the position of commissioner for patient safety to respond to public and patient complaints and concerns about drugs and medical devices. The law was necessitated by Brexit, which removed the U.K. from the European Union’s drug and medical device regulatory authorities.

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