Testimony Before the FDA’s Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee Regarding Deoxycholic Acid Injection

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Public Citizen strongly opposes Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of deoxycholic acid injection for cosmetic procedures to remove chin fat because the limited benefits of the drug are outweighed by its risks. In particular, the clinical trials of the drug demonstrate that it cause nerve damage and difficulty swallowing.