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FDA focuses on digital health and diagnostics in 2018

US FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb provided some key digital health initiatives along with his vision on how he wants the agency to work with the sector in the coming years.

A published list of the commissioner’s priorities titled “Healthy Innovation, Safer Families: FDA’s 2018 Strategic Policy Roadmap” outlines four priorities:

  1. Fighting addiction in the US by focusing on the opioid crisis
  2. Increasing innovation and competition
  3. Providing consumers with tools to improve their diet and health
  4. Boosting FDA’s workforce and ability to more efficiently review products

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