Are regulators too lenient on medical app developers?

Regulators have not been strict enough on medical app developers, according to Washington, D.C.-based healthcare attorney Bradley Merrill Thompson, who served as a speaker at a recent Politico event focusing on the future of healthcare. Thompson, who serves as general counsel for the mHealth Regulatory Coalition, called the U.S. Food and Drug Administration "hospitable" to technology," according to Politico.

"The bad news is, they've actually almost taken it too far," Thompson continued. "They have not gone after companies that are blatantly over the line."

Joel White, executive director of the Health IT Now coalition, added that the government's current "patchwork" regulatory efforts are not sufficient. Article

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