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The FDA launches first inquiry into medical iPhone app

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week launched its first investigation into an unregulated mobile medical app. Medical diagnosis on-the-go offers a new opportunity for health entrepreneurs. But the FDA believes that patient safety is potentially at risk with some — but not all — of these apps. The agency...
The FDA launches first inquiry into medical iPhone app

OxyContin And The Art Of 'Evergreening'

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A few weeks back, we wrote about the Indian Supreme Court's rejection of Novartis's attempt to use "evergreening" to prolong its patent on Gleevec, sold as Glivec in India. That term refers to the trick of making small changes to a drug, usually one about to come off patent,...
OxyContin And The Art Of 'Evergreening'
Health app makers to feds: Dithering on regulation is stifling innovation

Do You Get What You Pay For?

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This post is from GRS staff writer April Dykman. Like many of you, I’m a proponent of quality over quantity. I’d rather buy one good coat that will get me through three seasons and last for years than replace a poorly-made, cheap one every year. But it’s important to consider...
Do You Get What You Pay For?
FDA approves the iStent, the smallest implant ever, for medical use
Fake malaria drugs might soon be spotted, thanks to handheld device

Glooko receives FDA 510(k) clearance to have its diabetes management tech devices sold in the US

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Glooko, the creators of a mobile logbook solution for patients with diabetes, has received from regulators FDA 510(k) clearance for its device. With government review, the company can now legally sell its products in the US. In addition, it has brought on board two new members of its leadership team:...
Glooko receives FDA 510(k) clearance to have its diabetes management tech devices sold in the US

Your Genome, Your Data

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The computing revolution is not the only one driven by constant scaling of technologies: the field of genomics -- the study of DNA sequences -- has also enjoyed rapid falls in basic costs over the last decade and a half. This means that whereas the first human genome cost around...
Your Genome, Your Data
The specter of D.C. overregulation haunts health entrepreneurs

ARAIG is an exoskeleton suit that gives players instant feedback for every shot taken in-game

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As Real As It Gets (ARAIG) is a new Kickstarter project that hopes to give players a more immersive and realistic video game experience by delivering sound and feedback through a multi-sensory bodysuit. The peripheral, spotted by Polygon, is equipped with 16 vibratory sensors across the torso, 16 on the...
ARAIG is an exoskeleton suit that gives players instant feedback for every shot taken in-game

FDA approves iRobot RP-VITA telepresence robot for use in hospitals

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iRobot's robots physicians have been wanting to offer their diagnostic assistance for around six months, but now the the RP-VITA, made in partnership with InTouch's AVA telepresence broadcast tech, has been given permission by the FDA to roam a hospital corridor near you. According to the press release, the...
FDA approves iRobot RP-VITA telepresence robot for use in hospitals

FDA Spied On Emails To Try To Silence Critics

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We've discussed how the government often seems much more focused on silencing leaks of information, rather than recognizing that those leaks are often highlighting serious misconduct. The latest example involves the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who apparently started trying to find the source of a leak, but in the...
FDA Spied On Emails To Try To Silence Critics

Is The EU's New Directive On Clinical Trials Moving In The Wrong Direction?

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It's a cliché that we live in a world increasingly awash with digital data. Even though it all comes down to 1s and 0s, not all data is equally important or valuable. Data about clinical trials, for example, is literally a matter of life and death, since it is used...
Is The EU's New Directive On Clinical Trials Moving In The Wrong Direction?

Big data: for the greater good or an invasion of privacy? | Pratap Chatterjee

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There are benign uses of data-mining, but for most of us the bigger issue is protection from corporate and state snoopingSpying on ordinary citizens' internet searches is usually considered politically unpalatable, especially if the government's at hand. Nobody is thrilled about social media applications like Facebook doing the same, yet...
Big data: for the greater good or an invasion of privacy? | Pratap Chatterjee

Mobile health groups say the FDA's final guidance will 'unlock investment'

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is under severe pressure to decide how it will regulate mobile health applications. While the FDA demurs on issuing its final guidance over which medical and consumer health apps come under its jurisdiction,...
Mobile health groups say the FDA's final guidance will 'unlock investment'
Amazon's cloud services cleared for US government use
Stifled by regulation, entrepreneurs take life-saving devices overseas
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