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UK health agency merger

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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Medicines Control Agency, Medical Devices Agency will merge into single, as-yet-unnamed entity next April due to increasing convergence in drug, medical device fields, Department of Health announces June 13. Systems and processes by which drugs are licensed, medical devices are controlled will not be affected, but merger will include creation of chairman post to serve as agency's authoritative figurehead and oversee strategic management. Agency also will have a chief executive; current MCA Chief Exec Keith Jones, MD, is leaving his post in October...

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