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    FDA Cancels Study of How it Can Use Drones to Conduct Inspections

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is no longer considering the use of aerial drones to help assist its on-site inspections of facilities, less than 24 hours after initially saying feasibility studies were in the works. As first reported by Regulatory Focus , on 16 December 2014 FDA sent an email to staff indicating that it planned to test the use of drone technology for its potential applications "in the areas of manufacturing site inspections, farm inspection...
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    FDA Studying How it Can Use Drones to Conduct Inspections (Updated)

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering the use of aerial drones to help assist its on-site inspections of facilities, the agency confirmed to Regulatory Focus this week. UPDATE: FDA has cancelled its preliminary feasibility testing. While there is currently "no formal drone program in development," the agency is currently "conducting preliminary feasibility testing on possible applications for drone technology in fulfillment of the agency's mis...