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[IP] Lasette gets FDA approval

     MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Chronimed Inc. (Nasdaq: CHMD), 
     announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has 
     granted market clearance to the Lasette(TM) laser finger 
     perforator system for use by consumers, with prescription and 
     proper training. The Lasette is the first medical laser device 
     ever to receive FDA clearance for consumer use. According to Dr. 
     Donald B. Burlington, Director of the FDA's Center for Devices and 
     Radiological Health, "Today's action may improve the quality of life for 
     many Americans who suffer from diabetes. It highlights the many 
     important ways that advanced technologies can contribute to our 
     everyday healthcare needs." 
     Cell Robotics actually makes two types of the laser. Shipping of a 
     specially sized, at-home version won't begin until next year. But 
     diabetics who don't want to wait can immediately begin buying a 
     larger, more complex version the company sells to doctors' offices, 
     for $2,000, Lee said. 
     The special at-home version will cost less, but he wouldn't give a 
     price. A year's supply of lancets, in contrast, costs about $150.

So, does anyone here pay $150 for lancets?!
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/