Nonprescription Defibrillators

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Registered: 11-17-2003
Nonprescription Defibrillators
Sat, 09-18-2004 - 8:48pm

FDA Approves Nonprescription Defibrillators


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday cleared the way for defibrillators to be sold over the counter, specifically for use by laypersons.


Defibrillators are used to treat a person who has undergone cardiac arrest and whose heart is beating abnormally, or fibrillating. If the heart isn't returned to its normal beat within minutes, the problem could be fatal.


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