Panel Votes to Expand Surgery for Less Obese

New York Times, December 3, 2010. A federal advisory panel Friday endorsed an expansion of the use of Allergan’s Lap-Band stomach-restricting device to patients who are less than severely obese. Where’s the long-term data?

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Experts Endorse Obesity Surgery

The Washington Post, December 3, 2010. However, this worries NCHR President: “We do patients no favors when we sell them implanted medical products that have been tested on just a few patients for only one year.”

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