The Food and Drug Administration has warned L’Oreal it must alter claims about the capabilities of some of its anti-aging products, or face an order to halt sales.
Health Law & Policy
California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill designed to curtail the unlicensed practice of medicine, particularly medical spas and similar aesthetic procedure clinics.
The LipoTron 3000, a popular aesthetic device touted for its ability to eliminate fat, is gaining popularity in some physicians’ offices around the country, but the product hasn’t been cleared by federal authorities.
The Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons is actively lobbying for more regulation of the country’s cosmetic surgery industry following the recent scandal involving breast implants containing substandard silicone filler.
A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would require the secretary of Health and Human Services to implement an education campaign to inform breast cancer patients about their options related to breast reconstruction.
Cosmetic procedures may become subject to France’s value-added tax under the country’s new Socialist government.
Young Medical Spa, of Center Valley, Pa., has been cited by the Food and Drug Administration for several violations, including some related to the use of adult stem cells for breast augmentation.
Liposuction in Florida became safer recently with the adoption of new regulations and restrictions on where the procedure can be performed.
The Florida Senate passed legislation banning liposuctions in unregulated physician offices, but the bill died as the legislative session ended on Friday.
Characterizing the industry as an under-regulated “Wild West,” the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons is calling for a ban on all ads for cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast enlargements and tummy tucks, the Guardian reports.