Apple Tightens Acceptance Of Drug Guides For App Store

Greg Slabodkin | FierceMobileHealthcare | June 10, 2013

As part of stricter enforcement of developer policies for its App Store, Apple has been rejecting medical and health apps that provide information about prescription and over-the-counter medications, according to a recent article in CiteWorld. Lately, Apple's rejection of certain apps appear to "target drug reference guide apps that provide both on- and off-label dosage guidelines," the article finds.

"In rejecting these apps, Apple has cited a section in its developer requirements that states that the company will only accept dosing instructions within an app if that app is being produced by a drug's manufacturer," states the author. "Apps that provide dosing schedules or guidelines for medications that are not created by drug makers are subject to rejection."