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FDA Increases Recommendations for Fatally Flawed Obesity Surgery


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An advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is considering a request by the medical company Allergan to significantly lower how obese someone must be to qualify for surgery using the company's Lap-Band device.

The FDA has already indicated that it believes people in the proposed new weight range who had the band experienced significant weight loss.


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