FCC, FDA agree…to understand. And regulate. (US)

This past week, at the beginning of a two day conference on wireless medical technology, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg signed a memorandum of understanding and released a joint statement of principles.  This rather vague set of ‘good intentions’ states that the FDA and the FCC should encourage investment, ensure device safety and streamline regulatory processes…and of course clarifying the agencies’ jurisdiction over wireless devices.  When it comes to government agencies, promotion does carry a price.  The Hill’s ‘Hillicon Valley’