SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration will sponsor a chat session via Twitter concerning proposed guidelines for health-related apps, the agency said Tuesday.
The chat session will begin at 3 p.m. on Twitter.com/US_FDA.
A wide variety of health apps have become available for smartphones in recent years, and the FDA is responding by proposing guidelines affecting medical apps that the agency said could present a risk to patients if they don’t work as intended. The guidelines are scheduled to be posted on the Federal Register website and to appear in print on Wednesday.