Court repeals FDA ban on shock treatment at a Massachusetts School
Massachusetts School

A school in Massachusetts can continue using electric shock treatment on its students with intellectual disabilities after a court repealed the Food and Drug Administration’s ban on the debatable practice.

The center, which cares for children and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities uses the electric shock treatment to correct self-harming and aggressive behaviors in these individuals and is the only one in the United States that practices this therapy. The center believes that this therapy will modify behavior in such students.

The judges ruled in favor of the practice that is still being used and said that the FDA lacks authority over the medical device being utilized for a particular use.

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