• Can a YouTube Video be a Medical Device? The Curious Case of Videos to Treat Insomnia

    Can a YouTube video be a medical device, and should the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) be cracking down on certain videos on the Google-owned network? Background As reported by ABC , The Huffington Post and other news outlets, practitioners of "Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response" (ASMR) have been taking to YouTube in recent years. The practice focuses on relaxing noises, which practitioners claim cause a "relaxing" and "tingling" sensation in the body...