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Patients Have Rights To Their Own Device-Generated Data, FDA Clarifies

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Patients have absolute rights to their own medical data as recorded by devices such as blood pressure and heart rhythm monitors, FDA clarified in an Oct. 27 guidance. It follows-up on a June 2016 draft guidance, as well as comments by patients and patient advocates at the first Patient Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) meeting held earlier this month.

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