The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) plans on regulating medical apps soon. They have already proposed a series of guidelines that will be posted on Wednesday's Federal Register. Yes, the government is growing once again but this may be for the best since the health and medical apps the FDA will be targeting will be those used by medical professionals to evaluate their patients' symptoms.
The fields of medicine and technology have intertwined and are growing together at an amazing rate so it is important to know that someone is overseeing this drastic progress. When it comes to people's lives, it is doubtful that many would object to this kind of regulation.
Some of the medical apps that won't be regulated by the FDA will be those that consumers use regularly such as "apps that provide medical advice or count calories." Hopefully, everything will run smoothly and more apps will be created to save lives or at least to make the quality of patients' lives better.
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