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Developer Seeks FDA Approval For Therapeutic Game 48

dotarray writes "In what's believed to be an industry first, a developer has begun talks with the American Food and Drug Administration to get its game recognized as a therapeutic drug. 'Brain Plasticity has been fine-tuning a game to help people with schizophrenia improve the deficits in attention and memory that are often associated with the disorder. Early next year, they will conduct a study with 150 participants at 15 sites across the country. Participants will play the game for one hour, five times a week over a period of six months. If participants' quality of life improves at that "dosage," Brain Plasticity will push ahead with the FDA approval process.'"
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Developer Seeks FDA Approval For Therapeutic Game

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  • by elewton (1743958) on Tuesday September 27, 2011 @06:44AM (#37524920)

    Then as a recreational one.

    If a game can have a medically recognisable affect, it falls under the purview of those who would regulate your private activities for reasons of their morality.

    If this is approved, what's the over/under on how long it takes before it is used as a justification for government interference with a tool that is used to bring pleasure in a manner contrary to a morality?

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