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As controversy swirls around the use of power morcellators, gynecological tools used during hysterectomies, two Boston hospitals have implemented new surgical regulations on how and when the devices may be used.

Boston Hospitals Taking Precautions, Restricting Morcellator Use

As controversy swirls around the use of power morcellators, gynecological tools used during hysterectomies, two Boston-area hospitals have implemented new surgical regulations on how and when the devices may be used. Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General have both placed limits on morcellator usage, requiring doctors to use a tissue bag when removing...

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MDL Established for Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Power Morcellators

In one of the latest developments in the power morcellator litigation (lawsuits filed against makers of controversial gynecological devices claiming they may spread unknown, aggressive uterine cancer), the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an order on October 15, 2015 creating an MDL for Johnson & Johnson-manufactured Ethicon morcellators. A multi-district litigation, or...

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