FDA grapples with home COVID-19 testing, moves forward with PreCert program
It’s been turbulent times for the FDA. On the one hand, the U.S. regulator has found itself carefully unravelling its guidances to bolster COVID-19 testing and treatment – sometimes leading to confusion for companies searching for new ways to combat the global epidemic. On the other, the agency continues to push forward with broader initiatives to remap its processes so that novel software treatments won’t be gummed up in regulatory red tape.
Each of these challenges was on full display over the past couple weeks. In today’s HIMSSCast, host Jonah Comstock and MobiHealthNews Associate Editor Dave Muoio recap two major FDA stories on at-home COVID-19 testing regulation and the first digital therapeutic product to pass through the Software Precertification Pilot Program.
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