Information technologyThere's a new sheriff in town in Silicon Valley—the FDA | The Washington Post
As a tidal wave of new health-related gadgets, apps and tests hits the market, government agencies like the FDA, Federal Trade Commission and others are showing up in Silicon Valley like they've never done before. They have slapped companies such as Theranos, 23andMe, Lumosity and Pathway Genomics with warning letters and fines and raised questions about products that regulators believe promise more than they can deliver.
Apple on Thursday announced the release of the very first apps made using CareKit, an open software platform that lets developers create iPhone apps that can help people manage various medical conditions and share information with their doctors. Among the four apps released is one that helps users manage their diabetes, and one that people can use to track symptoms of depression.
PharmaceuticalsValeant-style price hikes targeted for review by drug plan | Bloomberg
Express Scripts Holding Co. said it's starting a new program designed to respond rapidly to price spikes on old drugs, making it easier to steer patients to cheaper alternatives when a medicine unexpectedly soars in price.
A consumer advocacy group has gone to court to force the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to disclose more information about the experts whose opinions help determine the fate of numerous drugs and devices.
PhysiciansDoctor indicted for fraud loses license for 'gross malpractice' | NJ.COM
New Jersey acting Attorney General Robert Lougy announced Thursday that the state has revoked the license of a north Jersey anesthesiologist who is facing trial in June for submitting $1.5 million in phony Medicare claims.