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FTC takes action on health app claims

The US Federal Trade Commission took action against MelApp, an app that says it can help diagnose or assess melanoma risks in users, barring it from making “deceptive or unsupported claims”. The company behind it, Health Discovery Corporation, was fined $17,963. It is …

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FCC announces new Connect2Health taskforce

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler identified regulatory barriers and the need for stronger partnerships among the challenges facing a new health taskforce. The FCC’s new Connect2Health initiative must leverage broadband and other next-generation technology to ensure healthcare services have …