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Data Lacking On Inamed’s Lap-Band, Blue Cross TEC Maintains

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

More long-term data is needed to assess the net health outcomes of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) to treat obesity, according to the BlueCross BlueShield Association's Technology Evaluation Center

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