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Experts endorse obesity surgery

A federal advisory panel panel Friday endorsed a company’s request that a device used for weight-loss surgery be approved for people who are slightly less obese, a crucial step towards making the already increasingly popular procedures available to many more patients.

The 10-member Food and Drug Administration advisory committee voted overwhelmingly to recommend the agency grant the request from Allergan Inc. of Irvine, Calif., to market its Lap-Band device to people with a body mass index (BMI) of between 30 and 35.

Read more at the Washington Post


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