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FDA Issues Warning Letters for Misleading Advertising of Lap-Band
Date:12/13/2011

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Warning Letters
http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/default.htm#recent

Gastric Banding
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/GastricBanding/default.htm

FDA Targets Gastric Banding Weight-Loss Claims
http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm279301.htm

MedWatch, the FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting program
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/HowToReport/default.htm

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