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FDA Warns Firm About Chip Marketing

November 20, 2002|From Reuters

Applied Digital Solutions Inc. has improperly marketed its implanted microchip for medical uses, regulators warned in a letter.

The VeriChip is a scannable device, implanted under the skin, that contains an identification number. The maker has said it may be useful for finding missing persons or speeding up medical diagnoses.

The Food and Drug Administration ruled in October that it would not regulate the VeriChip if it were not sold for medical applications.

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