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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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  • Re:Insurance (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Dunbal ( 464142 ) * on Tuesday September 27, 2011 @08:08AM (#37525038)
    I wonder if those exercises your physiotherapist asked you to do after the accident, and if that diet the nutritionist asked to you take to lose some weight, shouldn't also be considered "drugs" and require FDA approval. Jesus how can marketing people be allowed to waste taxpayer funds on a bullshit project like this. I'm not saying the program doesn't work (although it might not - they haven't done real clinical studies yet), I am saying however that dragging the FDA into this is completely irrelevant and a marketing ploy at best.

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