Video: Why the FDA is Interested in Your Mobile Phone

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Oct. 7, 2013, 2:22 p.m.

Your smart­phone can do any­thing— in­clud­ing func­tion as a med­ic­al device.

And that’s where things get sticky: strict FDA reg­u­la­tions on med­ic­al devices can now ex­tend to the apps on your phone. It’s only now that the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment is fi­nally get­ting around to clear­ing up the con­fu­sion sur­round­ing it, with the re­lease of fi­nal guid­ances on mo­bile health app reg­u­la­tions.

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