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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 also raised questions about the need for medical apps to be regulated by the federal government. How much medical regulation and compliance should there be for medical applications, especially if doctors are diagnosing without actual medical examinations, and how should other medical apps be regulated?