Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, April 25th, 2000
Severe gastroparesis left her stomach unable to churn properly to move food down the digestive tract. Intravenous nutrition kept her alive. But then she got an experimental pacemaker-like device that zapped her stomach with little electric shocks. She since has regained 22 pounds and can eat certain foods again.
Swayed by cases like hers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the sale of Medtronic Corp.'s...
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