Saturday, June 23, 2012

FDA regulators face daunting task as health apps multiply

Jenny Gold reports that, "In fact, there are 40,000 medical applications available for download on smartphones and tablets — and the market is still in its infancy. But that growth is in the cross hairs of new regulatory efforts from the Food and Drug Administration."

FDA regulators face daunting task as health apps multiply – USATODAY.com:

"Franko's goal is to make sure doctors and patients know what they're getting as quickly as possible. "These apps already exist," he says, "and people are using them in hospitals to make medical decisions, but no one knows if they're actually doing what they claim to be doing.""

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This is all about mobile, tablet, digital technologies intersecting the FDA's QSR regulations applicable to medical device manufacturers (i.e., 21 CFR 820).

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