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Republicans put pressure on wireless health regulators

Last week six Republicans in the US House of Representatives sent a letter to the FDA and FCC that explains the importance of wireless health devices and medical apps, cautions against slow and inconsistent regulations, and asks for a progress report on how the two regulatory bodies are working together to co-regulate these technologies.“Between 2010 and 2011 the number of medical applications (apps) available in the iTunes App Store subject to FDA evaluation under the draft guidance increased by 250 percent.

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