GOP Wins Promise Of Light Medical App Regulation From FDA

Law360, New York (March 21, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT) -- Three days of Republican-led hearings aimed at restricting U.S. Food and Drug Administration oversight of mobile medical applications ended Thursday with the agency promising only to regulate devices that pose risks and Democrats accusing their political rivals of beating a dead horse.

Thursday’s sparring at the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s investigations panel kicked off with the release of a letter in which the FDA pointed lawmakers to draft guidance it issued in 2011 promising only to review apps that pose a potential threat to patient...
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