Bradley Merrill Thompson Quoted in “Why 2015 Could Be a Watershed Year for mHealth Regulatory Decisions”

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Bradley Merrill Thompson, Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC, office, was quoted in FierceMobileHealthcare in “Why 2015 Could Be a Watershed Year for mHealth Regulatory Decisions,” by Judy Mottl.

Following is an excerpt:

What is clear, as health attorney Brad Thompson of Epstein Becker Green, told FierceMobileHealthcare, is the great big overlap in jurisdiction. Thompson said he believes there is a "tactic understanding" in play, and the roles of the two agencies are being shaped as more decisions come into play and regulatory oversight requirements increase.

If that's true—and there are few people as knowledgeable as Thompson on such issues—the slow-and-steady approach by the agencies is a wise one. There is no reason for knee-jerk regulatory decisions or actions, and it seems no one—from the FTC to the App Association—is advocating, or even supportive of making more laws.