American Medical Association boards implantable chip wagon

Kondro, Wayne
August 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/14/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 4, p331
Academic Journal
The article reports that the 162nd Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association held in June 2007 in Chicago, Illinois adopted a policy that approves the use of microchips under the skin of patients. The microchips or implantable radio frequency identification tags will store medical information. These microchips are aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of patient care. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is considering whether the microchips could be allowed to use. The microchips, notes Ian Kerr, professor at University of Ottawa, were deliberately designed so that they could be accessed by any reader.


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