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Pediatric obesity meeting

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

FDA's Pediatric Advisory Committee will discuss clinical trial design and ethical issues related to the evaluation of medical devices intended to treat pediatric obesity at a Nov. 16-17 meeting in Gaithersburg, Md. Devices currently approved for weight loss treatment in adults include Inamed's Lap-Band for laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Congress and public advocacy groups have urged FDA to help foster the development or modification of devices for use in children (1"The Gray Sheet" Feb. 14, 2005, p. 10)...

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