Friday, February 04, 2005

Vagal Nerve Stimulator and Depression

From The New York Times:

F.D.A. May Approve an Implant as a Treatment for Depression
By BARNABY J. FEDER
The New York Times
Published: February 4, 2005

The Food and Drug Administration said yesterday that it might permit an implantable electrical device for the treatment of epilepsy made by Cyberonics to also be marketed as a therapy for chronic depression that is resistant to other treatments.

The agency set a number of conditions on the tentative approval, and Cyberonics said it hoped to meet them before the end of May.

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