The government is looking for advisors to assist it in comprehending the advantages, dangers, and results of using digital technology.
The Food and Drug Administration recently announced the formation of a digital health advisory board to understand the benefits, risks, and clinical outcomes.
“We want to ensure that we’re working with industry and listening to the industry, but also focusing on some common objectives to ensure that our ultimate goal is to improve public health, and as part of the ecosystem, we have to do that together. In order to be able to do that, we have to start to align. It can’t be an effectively transactional relationship. Opportunities like advisory committees provide the ongoing dialogue needed to say, what is our shared objective?”, says the FDA.
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The FDA is considering advice from technical and scientific experts as it considers how to govern cutting-edge technology such as wearable, virtual reality, and machine learning tools.
In the federal government in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration is the oldest comprehensive consumer protection department.
Since 1848, the federal government has utilized chemical analysis to keep an eye on the security of agricultural goods; the Department of Agriculture took over this duty in 1862, and later the FDA.