FDA Proposes Ban Of Electrical Stimulation Devices In Treating Behavior

(May 4, 2016, 11:06 AM EDT) -- SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on April 22 proposed banning electrical stimulation devices to treat self-injurious or aggressive behavior “because they present an unreasonable and substantial risk to public health that cannot be corrected or eliminated through changes to the labeling,” the agency said in a press release.

The FDA said only one facility in the United States uses the devices to treat such behavior: the Judge Rotenberg Education Center in Canton, Mass. The agency says it estimates that that facility is...
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