September 24, 2013

The FDA and Smartphones.

NY Times reports that the FDA will regulate some apps.

The times says FDA will start looking at apps and "would regulate only a small portion of the rapidly expanding universe of mobile health applications." They quote Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the agency’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “We have worked hard to strike the right balance, reviewing only the mobile apps that have the potential to harm consumers if they do not function properly.”

See: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/health/fda-to-regulate-only-some-health-apps.html?_r=0

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