House Panel Readies Attack On FDA App Oversight

Law360, New York (March 18, 2013, 7:32 PM EDT) -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee's Republican majority is poised to tackle the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's possible oversight of medical applications for smartphones with a series of hearings this week designed to warn the FDA away from strictly regulating the growing app market or taxing smartphones as medical devices.

Hearings will be held by the committee's communications and technology panel on Tuesday, with witnesses from the mobile health industry; by the health panel on Wednesday with doctors and public health advocates; and by the...
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