FDA approves implantable ID chips for medical records

10/14/2004 | NYTimes.com

The FDA has given its approval to a Florida company to sell implantable chips called VeriChips, which identify patients to enable health care providers to quickly access medical records and prevent medical errors. The chips, made by Delray Beach, Fla.-based Applied Digital Solutions, have sparked debate by some who fear the technology comes one step closer to an Orwellian state of personal surveillance.

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