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Lawmaker Advances Bill To Create FDA Office Of Wireless Health

The Wall Street Journal's Venture Capital Dispatch: Q&A: Rep. Mike Honda On Proposed FDA Office Of Wireless Health
Congressman Michael Honda (D., Calif.), who has been representing Silicon Valley in the U.S. House of Representatives for the past 12 years, recently submitted a bill asking for Congress to create and fund a new office at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which would be called the Office of Wireless Health. The office would be tasked with regulating the growing number of mobile, wireless health gadgets and applications, which have been proliferating wildly since the start of the smartphone craze (Hay, 2/6).

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