FDA panel advises more testing of ‘shock-therapy’ devices

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An expert panel advising the Food and Drug Administration decided Friday that electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) machines should undergo the same rigorous testing as new medical devices coming onto the market – a decision that could drastically affect the future of psychiatry’s most controversial treatment.

Reported by David Brown
The Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/28/AR2011012806328.html

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