January 8, 2014

The world’s first prescription-only smartphone app

imgres.jpg BlueStar, made by app-maker WellDoc, is a prescription-only smartphone app and the first app to require a doctor’s prescription. Quartz reports.

quotemarksright.jpgWhile anyone can download the app onto a smartphone, tablet or computer, only those with a prescription code provided by a pharmacy can use it.

Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2010, the app helps people with type 2 diabetes, the most common form, by nudging them when it’s time to check their blood sugar levels, reminding them how and when to control fluctuations, and offering periodic advice.quotesmarksleft.jpg

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