MHRA To Prepare Guidance On Regulation Of Mental Health Apps
The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will produce guidance determining which types of digital mental health tools should qualify as medical devices after receiving funding from charitable trust Wellcome.
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