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On May 29th of 2014, the FDA issued a press release announcing their final decision to reclassify tanning beds. DNA HPAC and many other skin cancer prevention advocates from various organizations, participated in this important call.

2014 has been an exciting year for dermatology nursing. We are thrilled to report that efforts to reduce skin cancer risk for children are progressing.

The DNA's Health Policy and Advocacy Committee has partnered with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP to assemble documents that you can use as a tool to have your voice heard by your local legislation and Washington, DC.

Biosimilar substitution is an evolving issue that will affect dermatology. Why is this an issue?

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a proposed order that, if finalized, would significantly strengthen tanning bed regulations.

The DNA Health Policy & Advocacy Committee (HPAC) has been very active so far in 2013 and progress is being made. We are strengthening our collaborations and our expertise is increasingly sought by other advocacy groups because we have...

A press conference was held Monday May 6th to publicly introduce a new proposed FDA order “to increase consumer awareness of tanning bed risks”.

This bill prohibits tanning facilities and operators from allowing individuals who have not attained 18 years of age to use tanning devices.

On March 21st, the IL House passed HB188 by a vote of 67 to 49! The IL Tanning Coalition has been actively working to see that IL becomes the 3rd state to pass a law that prevents children from using tanning facilities.

The New Jersey General Assembly passed the final version of their Bill to limit tanning by teens on February 14, 2013. The bill amends state statute and will not allow children under the age of 17 to tan and those who are 17 will need in person...