FDA Warns Against Using Unauthorized Smartwatches and Rings for Blood Glucose Measurement FDA Warns Against Using Unauthorized Smartwatches and Rings for Blood Glucose Measurement

FDA Warns Against Using Unauthorized Smartwatches and Rings for Blood Glucose Measurement

The FDA has not authorized, cleared, or approved any smartwatch or smart ring

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety communication advising against the use of smartwatches or smart rings that claim to measure blood glucose levels without piercing the skin. This warning is directed at consumers, patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers, emphasizing that the FDA has not authorized, cleared, or approved any such devices for this purpose. The alert distinguishes these products from smartwatch applications that display data from FDA-authorized devices, such as continuous glucose monitoring devices (CGMs), which do require skin piercing. The...
Navigating Privacy and Security in Digital Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Treatment Services Navigating Privacy and Security in Digital Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Treatment Services

Navigating Privacy and Security in Digital Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Treatment Services

A report from the Opioid Policy Institute

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As the opioid crisis continues to devastate communities across the United States, digital health services have emerged as a beacon of hope for increasing access to essential addiction treatment and recovery support. However, the promise of these digital platforms is marred by significant privacy and security concerns that threaten the very fabric of effective addiction healthcare. The...

How to delete your personal health data

The right to be forgotten legislation is a legal concept that has been gaining popularity in recent years. This legislation gives individuals the right to have their personal information removed from the public domain, especially from search engines and social media platforms. The importance of...
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