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COVID-19: Telethermographic Systems Not OK’d By FDA Can Be Used For Medical Purposes

Executive Summary

The temperature-detection devices are the latest target for enforcement policy guidance by the US agency, which says it will look the other way when it comes to regulatory compliance by makers of non-FDA-approved telethermographic systems.

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