This brand-new app, designed by researchers at Children's Hospital Boston, parses news and safety alerts from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If there’s a recall on your blood thinner, you’ll know immediately. About to start a new antidepressant? See if the FDA’s advisory panel had any concerns. The app keeps both doctors and patients up to date with the latest government info on prescription drugs.
Another innovative feature: if you experience an adverse effect, you can use the “Report Event Wizard” function to submit a report to the FDA.
O.K., granted, your smartphone’s signal might be increasing your risk of cancer, but if you download the right apps, your digital device can also be a health advantage. Healthland picked the 10 best wellness-inspiring apps for the iPhone — but keep in mind that many of these are also available for Android, Blackberry and other platforms.