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Allergan to Congress: Treat obesity as a disease
Orange County Register

Allergan has made progress in its efforts to make more people eligible for the Lap-Band. In February the Irvine-based company won FDA approval for less-fat people to get the operation. And the company has asked the regulatory agency to approve the weight-loss device for teenagers as young as 14. But the battle continues. Allergan has launched the second phase of a program to get everyone to treat obesity as a disease, and to focus on treatment as well as prevention.