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Articles tagged with: FDA

Caloric Calculator Apps Require FDA Approval

Well, it looks like the Food and Drug Administration is finally stepping up to the plate when it comes to all those caloric calculator apps you see for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7.

The proposal will grant the FDA oversight on mobile medical apps for tablets and smartphones. Now, just to be clear on which Caloric calculators will be regulated, it will be the ones that are combined with sensors- turning a basic iPhone into an ECG unit.

Google Pays $500M Fine To The Government

Google is about to dish out $500 million, and this time it’s not on a renewable power plant! According to the Wall Street Journal, the FDA had investigated on Google profiting illegally from ads placed by non-US pharmacies. Google and other search engine sites blocked many overseas pharmacy ads in early 2010 since it is illegal for U.S. citizens to have drugs imported.

The federal investigators believe that Google took advantage of the fact that the feds often turn a blind eye in regards to imported drugs from Canada and do not typically prosecute individuals. Google placed ads for both US and Canadian pharmacies since many US citizens get their medication from Canada due to it being cheaper.