FDA Not Regulating Most Medical Apps

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According to the FDA, most of the medical apps available in the your favorite app store won’t be regulated. Many medical apps aren’t considered particularly “useful” and therefore won’t pose any significant danger to the user/patient if they don’t work. Apps that serve the function of already regulated medical devices will be regulated just as there non-app versions are. This proactive stance by the underfunded FDA helps to prevent them from going through and having to regulate every app in Apple and Google’s app stores.

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Source: Engadget | FDA