FDA investigating deaths of patients who had gastric balloon procedure for obesity

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 16:32 in Health & Medicine

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has alerted physicians and surgeons who treat obesity that it is investigating whether there is a link between gastric balloons — a new-generation weight-loss device — and the deaths of five patients. In an alert issued Thursday, the FDA said that from 2016...

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