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FDA’s Essure Safety Review Revealed in February

Come February 2016, the FDA will decide what action to take over Bayer’s permanent birth control device Essure. The official safety review will be based on information gathered at the FDA’s Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel held this past September in addition to numerous studies and scientific data. The Panel meeting was convened this...

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Essure Not as Effective as Bayer Claims

Despite being touted as a nearly 100% effective at preventing pregnancy, Bayer HealthCare’s contraceptive device Essure has failed hundreds of women. For Ellen, mother of 4-year old Leena, she experienced the device’s shortcomings firsthand when she got pregnant 9 months after being implanted with the device—and it wasn’t an easy pregnancy. Ellen went into...

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Thousands of Women Not So Sure About Essure

Like many other women, Lisa Sanez is finally speaking out about the painful complications she experienced from contraceptive device Essure. FDA-approved in 2002, Essure is a pair of fiber and metal coils that are inserted into a woman’s fallopian tubes via non-surgical implantation to permanently prevent pregnancy. Sanez, a mother of three,...

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Ineffective Self-Regulation in the European Pharmaceutical Industry

  The European health system of voluntary self-regulation in the pharmaceutical industry is being called into question by the findings of a study, published in the medical journal PLOS Medicine in February 2015, which revealed that European drug makers are regularly violating marketing practice codes. Data from 2004-2012 found that major pharmaceutical...
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