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Medical Apps and the Law Part I – What is a medical app? Perhaps it is a medical device. Find out!

Technology often starts in a simple way, perhaps with a simple “click” on an “I AGREE” button on your smartphone. Once the technology has spread, lawyers and authorities start debating what it is and how it fits with the laws. 1,124 more words

Legal News

Mesh patients deserve answers

John Pentland has expressed concerns about mesh implants.

John, who chairs Holyrood’s Public Petitions Committee, said:

“At the recent committee meeting to discuss this issue, there were stark differences between the evidence from the MHRA (Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) and that from Mr Slater, the US lawyer who has worked on mesh cases in the US since 2007. 292 more words

Health

'Based Mom' Christina Hoff Sommers

Christina Hoff Sommers, former philosophy professor turned resident scholar at a Washington think tank.    Despite being a 60’s flower child and life long liberal, her critics tend to dismiss her as ‘Conservative’.   1,120 more words

'Roland Barthes and Poetry' Conference at Leeds

The University of Leeds will be hosting a conference titled ‘Roland Barthes and Poetry‘ on 27-28 March 2015 to mark the centenary of the birth of the French literary critic Roland Barthes. 135 more words

Events Of Interest

Why MHRA? WHYYYY?!?

People use MRA as a slur and as a way to cut off any and all discussion. So little wonder people have been shocked and upset as I’ve slid into being what I would call an ‘equity MHRA’ (analogous to CH Sommers’ equity feminism). 381 more words

Article

Text, artefact, and the creative process: The 'Sad, bewildered quills' of Guido Cavalcanti

This is a link to an article I wrote about one of my favourite Cavalcanti poems, ‘Noi sìan le triste penne isbigottite’ (Yes, penne the pasta means quill pens). 122 more words

Research

We heard from the doctors on The Big Questions today, but what about the pharmacist?

If I rightly remember, today marked my fifth appearance on BBC TV’s The Big Questions. I think that was symbolised perfectly when Nicky Campbell was very generous in asking the audience around me to applaud me for the fact that I have become a regular on the programme north of the border. 374 more words

Politics