Sunday, February 18, 2007

FDA OKs battlefield life-saver

FDA OKs battlefield life-saver
Associated Press

WASHINGTON — A plastic shunt that can temporarily rejoin the severed blood vessels of soldiers wounded on the battlefield has won federal approval after an expedited review urged by the military.
Citing the critical need for the shunt, the Food and Drug Administration took less than a week to review and clear for marketing the Temporary Limb Salvage Shunt. The FDA did so on Feb. 9 after consultations with the Air Force.


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