The French National Authority for Health proposes the first classification of digital solutions used in healthcare

Alexis Vaujany

Given the growing number of digital tools that can be used in healthcare, the French National Authority for Health (HAS) has recently developed a system for classifying digital healthcare solutions according to their purpose of use, their capacity to provide a personalised response and their autonomy, i.e. their ability to act with or without human Read More

French Interministerial Mission on Drugs (MILDECA) reacts to CJEU Kanavape judgment


On 24 November 2020, following the decision of the European Court of Justice (CJEU) in the Kanavape case, the French Interministerial Mission for the Fight against Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (MILDECA) published an update on the legal status of cannabidiol (CBD) in France. The judgment, which was rendered on 19 November 2020, confirmed that CBD Read More

CJEU landmark ruling confirms that CBD is not a narcotic drug and that member states may not prohibit its marketing


Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its long-awaited decision in Case C-663/18 (Kanavape) ruling that a member state may not ban the marketing of cannabidiol (CBD) extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant in its entirety. In today’s judgment, the Court finds that EU law, in particular the provisions on the Read More

France – Covid-19 coronavirus: HAS position on antigenic tests in three clinical situations

Jeanne Fabre

On 25 September 2020, the French National Authority for Health (HAS) issued a favourable opinion on the use of antigenic tests on nasopharyngeal swabs in people who present symptoms of Covid-19. The HAS specified the required performance: a minimum sensitivity of over 80% and a minimum specificity of over 99%. The HAS also acknowledged that Read More

Final parts of new French anti-gift regulation published

Jeanne Fabre

The new French “anti-gift” regulation, supplemented and specified by the decree of 15 June 2020 and the “threshold” decrees of 7 August 2020, has been fully effective since 1 October 2020 (see our previous blog post French anti-gift regulation is now complete!). Further to these texts, the following new orders finalise the regulation and add Read More