New NICE guideline on food allergy in children
Responding to comments made by Mandy East (National Allergy Strategy Group and Anaphylaxis Campaign, and Patient / Carer representative on the NICE food allergy in children guideline, published on Wednesday 23 February) on BBC Breakfast on Wednesday 23 February, NICE wishes to clarify that some alternative methods used to diagnose and assess food allergy in children are licensed by the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency), and are regulated in the same way as other medicines and healthcare products. The comments made by Mandy East regarding licensing and regulation of such products were incorrect, and NICE wishes to apologise for any confusion caused.
The final guideline is available on the NICE website at http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG116
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