FDA Steps In To Regulate Apps That Offers Medical or Health Guidance


In an effort to counter any application that might put in geopardy the health and well being of any consumer, the Food and Drug Administration has decided to step in and regulate any app that offers medical or health guidance.

The following is a summary of the draft guidance entitled “Mobile Medical Applications”:

 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of the draft guidance entitled “Mobile Medical Applications.” FDA is issuing this draft guidance to inform manufacturers, distributors, and other entities about how the FDA intends to apply its regulatory authorities to select software applications intended for use on mobile platforms (mobile applications or “mobile apps”). At this time, FDA intends to apply its regulatory requirements solely to a subset of mobile apps that the Agency is calling mobile medical applications (mobile medical apps). This draft guidance is not final nor is it in effect at this time.

Access the full draft guidence clicking here. This is an effort made by the FDA to prevent consumers from hurting themselves through application that might not have good intentions. What do you think about FDA’s intentions to regulate such apps??


source: BGR