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Apple met with FDA, reportedly working on ‘Healthbook’ for iOS 8

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Feb
2014

Some of Apples top executives met with officials from the US Food and Drug Administration last month, something that — together with new software rumors — could signal a new direction for the companys upcoming products. Apples senior vice president of operations Jeff Williams, as well as the companys vice president of software technologies Bud Tribble met with the FDA on December 13th to discuss mobile medical applications, reports The New York Times. The meeting appeared on the agencys public calendar, and shows that Apple met with Margaret Hamburg, the FDAs commissioner of food and drugs. Separately, 9to5Mac now says that Apple is currently working on its own health-focused effort dubbed Healthbook with a variation of iOS designed specifically around tracking personal health metrics.

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