Playing with the Band

New York Times, January 12, 2011. Diana Zuckerman, NCHR President, weighs in on the debate about gastric lap bands, a surgery to help patients lose weight.

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Maryland Woos Away Top Deputy at the FDA

The Washington Post, January 5, 2011. Joshua M. Sharfstein, the second-in-command at the Food and Drug Administration, is leaving that post after less than two years to become Maryland’s top public health official, Gov. Martin O’Malley said Tuesday.

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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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