Medical delivery drones for the NHS, Nike's workout app comes to Apple, and more digital health briefs

Look to the skies. A recent report by Nesta, a global innovation foundation, conducted in collaboration with five UK cities suggests that no small number of regulatory and infrastructural obstacles stand in the way of medical drone deliveries in the country.

Adherium receives additional FDA clearance for OTC sale of inhaler sensors in the US

Connected inhaler sensor maker Adherium has received 510(k) clearance for US over-the-counter sales of its Hailie sensor, formerly known as Smartinhaler. Specifically, individual versions of the device have been cleared for use with the asthma inhalers ProAir HFA, Ventolin HFA, and Flovent HFA.

“This latest clearance kicks off our official entry into the US consumer market, giving the tens of millions of US patients suffering from chronic respiratory conditions their own sidekick for asthma and COPD,” Arik Anderson, CEO of Adherium, said in a statement.

How a rushed California law will change the privacy and security landscape for mobile health apps

About the Author: Adam H. Greene, JD, MPH, a partner and co-chair of Davis Wright Tremaine’s health information practice, and former Senior Health Information Technology and Privacy Specialist at the HHS Office for Civil Rights, where he was responsible for applying the HIPAA Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules to health IT.

Ciitizen raises $3M for personal health records, soon to open private beta

Ciitizen, the health records tech company founded by ex-Appler Anil Sethi, has raised $3 million from Andreessen Horowitz's a16z Bio Fund. While Andreessen Horowitz General Partner Vijay Pande confirmed the investment in a blog post, the amount was reported by CNBC and hasn't been confirmed by MobiHealthNews.

Mental health app Lantern cuts majority of its staff, plans to end commercial operations

San Francisco-based Lantern — a web and mobile platform offering cognitive behavioral therapy and mental health coaching to consumers, employers, and payers — will be laying off the majority of its staff as the company moves to taper its current commercial arrangements, CEO and cofounder Alejandro Foung told MobiHealthNews.