Letters Medical device industry

Dermal fillers are medical devices in the UK

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b2923 (Published 21 July 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b2923
  1. Nigel S G Mercer, president1
  1. 1British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), Bristol BS1 4LF
  1. nmercer{at}gxn.co.uk

    Injectable dermal fillers are registered as devices rather than prescribable medicines in the United Kingdom, requiring only CE marking (which relates to production standards, not efficacy) for release on to the market.1 In the United States they have to be approved by the Food and Drugs Administration …

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