FDA Warning: Five Die While Using Obesity Devices (Intragastric Balloons)
At least five people have died soon after being fitted with balloons aimed at helping them lose weight, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
The FDA says it doesn’t know if the devices or the surgery to implant them is to blame but issued an alert to doctors to closely monitor patients who get them.
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