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FDA: We Can't Scale To Regulate Mobile Health Apps 123

chicksdaddy writes Mobile health and wellness is one of the fastest growing categories of mobile apps. Already, apps exist that measure your blood pressure and take your pulse, jobs traditionally done by tried and true instruments like blood pressure cuffs and stethoscopes. If that sounds to you like the kind of thing the FDA should be vetting, don't hold your breath. A senior advisor to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned that the current process for approving medical devices couldn't possibly meet the challenge of policing mobile health and wellness apps and that, in most cases, the agency won't even try. Bakul Patel, and advisor to the FDA, said the Agency couldn't scale to police hundreds of new health and wellness apps released each month to online marketplaces like the iTunes AppStore and Google Play.
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FDA: We Can't Scale To Regulate Mobile Health Apps

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  • by Rockoon ( 1252108 ) on Sunday July 06, 2014 @09:27PM (#47396425)
    Everything you said is unimportant because the FDA's purpose isnt supposed to be enforcing efficacy, only safety.

    Somewhere along the way, however, some blind fool tools such as yourself got the FDA into the safety efficacy racket, and the thing that took a back seat because of it was in fact safety.

    Let me quote you: "if it can't be overseen by the government it need to either be banned." Not only is this a grammatic fail, even if it was grammatically correct it would still just be a full blown blind call for complete Statism.

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