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Cancer Group Urges FDA to Bolster Tanning Bed Oversight

The Hill “Healthwatch” blog reports that the “American Cancer Society (ACS) is urging federal officials to ‘impose greater control’ over the manufacture and distribution of tanning beds, citing an elevated risk of cancer from their use.” In a letter sent to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the ACS alleges that for the past two years, HHS has been “ignoring the advice of an advisory panel that recommended action against tanning beds.” They are “not safe and not appropriately regulated,” ACS Deputy Chief Medical Officer Len Lichtenfeld, MD, wrote in the letter. He also noted that sunlamps “used for tanning are currently regulated by FDA as Class I medical devices” and urged the agency to “reclassify tanning beds to reflect what scientists see as a link between the devices and skin cancer.” American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network President Christopher Hansen also signed the letter.

From the American Association for Justice news release.

Bob Kraft

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