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An influential panel that advises the federal government on science policy proposed Friday that the Food and Drug Administration scrap the process it uses
The FDA should require more extensive testing of thousands of “moderate-risk devices” — from wheelchairs to artificial hips — that come to market with little study because manufacturers can argue that the devices are “substantially equivalent” to products already in use, the panel said.
“FDA believes that the [current] process should not be
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking input on its proposed oversight of some health-related mobile phone apps.
Given the rise in all sorts of "quack" mobile phone apps that take some alternative approaches and medical apps lanuched with no real field testing there is an argument that the FDA should take app medicine more under its control