Bradley Merrill Thompson, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Washington, DC office, was quoted in an article titled “Apple, Google Are Jumping Into Health Care. Is Amazon Next?”
Following is an excerpt:
Apple’s iPhone 6 is just weeks from release and will kick off Apple’s new health care strategy. Google’s working on its own plan to chase the health care market too. The two companies’ moves have gotten plenty of buzz.
No one from Amazon or the FDA was willing to divulge details of their conversations. But several industry observers spoke up to say the meeting suggests big moves ahead. “It would seem to me that [Amazon] would be exploring changes in high-level policy,” Bradley Merrill Thompson, a lawyer at Epstein Becker & Green, and a member of an FDA advisory panel, told Modern Healthcare‘s Tahir.
At least one expert is counting on Amazon to succeed, if they end up making a play for health care business. “Amazon is always so creative that they tend to enter markets in a big way, disrupting existing business models,” Thompson mused to Modern Healthcare. “It will be fascinating to see whatever they have in mind.”
To be clear: Until more details are released or leaked, we don’t know why Amazon met with FDA.