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Wed, Mar 26

Reining in FDA regulation of mobile health apps

By Nita Farahany. I’m watching with interest the legislative responses to the attempts by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to include mobile health apps within its jurisdiction of medical devices. There are more than 97,000 health apps listed in Apple’s apps store, and these applications are transforming consumer health. Together with wearable technology and direct-to-consumer laboratory and genetic testing, these apps are part of a general movement to empower individuals and enable them to make better choices about their own health. Read more.