October 14, 2014

Who Regulates Drugs in the United States?

The drug business in the United States has become a huge and profitable industry, and the sheer size alone has the power to make millions of consumers vulnerable to some of the same kinds of charlatans and so-called healers who once marketed their ‘cure-alls’ to an unsuspecting public. This vulnerability of patients has made it incumbent upon the United States Federal Government to devise the means to testing, regulating, and controlling the sale of drugs. The Food and Drug Administration […]
October 7, 2014

How Does Drug Compliance Work?

There was a time in theUnited Stateswhen drugs used for medicinal purposes were not regulated. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was expanded, in part, due to the medicine ‘healers’ that are still depicted in old westerns traveling from town town selling their elixirs that were deemed to ‘cure all ills.’ Today, medical and drug compliance has become a vital part of America’s world-class healthcare system, and the laws established have been put in place by lawmakers in […]
August 18, 2014

How Are Medical Apps Regulated?

Like thousands of other mobile software applications, medical apps are gaining in popularity for their ease of use and the valuable information they offer consumers. Medical apps were developed with a number of benefits in mind, including aiding doctors in diagnosing patients without the need to perform examinations, as well as helping patients in better management of their chronic health conditions. This convenience has made medical apps a favorite among users of mobile devices. However, their growing widespread usage has […]