A guidance document released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on July 28th noted that products that are intended only for general wellness, such as tools for weight management, physical fitness or mental acuity won’t be regulated by the agency.
A Bloomburg BNA piece by Alex Ruoff highlights the agency’s guidance.
58% of smartphone users have downloaded a health-related app, according to a NYU Langone Medical Center study of 1,604 US smartphone owners conducted in June 2015.
Health and fitness apps continue to enjoy loyal user base as illustrate in Flurry by Yahoo! research conducted in March 2016.