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Published: July 24th, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has rejected a consumer advocacy group’s petition to remove all transvaginal mesh from the market, saying that a total recall is not the proper way to handle safety concerns surrounding the implants. In a response filed on May 1st, the agency said tha...Read More
Published: July 23rd, 2014
Columbia University doctors have found new evidence to support the theory that fibroid removals aided by a power morcellator may lead to the spread of certain uterine cancers, especially in younger women, the Washington Post reports. According to research published on July 22nd, approximately 1 i...Read More
Published: July 21st, 2014
U.S. health regulators have scheduled an advisory committee meeting in September to discuss serious cardiovascular side effects that may be associated with certain testosterone treatments for men, according to FoxNews.com. The meeting was organized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a...Read More
Published: July 16th, 2014
A class of “Low T” testosterone drugs now involved in several U.S. lawsuits has caught the watchful eye of Health Canada, which recently warned about their alleged potential to cause serious heart and blood vessel problems. According to a CBC News report on July 15th, the regulator included A...Read More
Published: July 15th, 2014
Women who have already signed on with transvaginal mesh attorneys are now being bombarded with calls from telemarketers asking them to drop their case, and pay them instead, according to a Fox News report in North Carolina. After calling attorneys to help them file a claim, an article on June 14t...Read More
Published: July 14th, 2014
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel of experts could not come to a unanimous decision Friday on whether to ban laparoscopic fibroid removals using a power morcellator, the Boston Globe reports. A meeting with the FDA’s Obstetrics & Gynecology  Panel took place on July 10th and ...Read More
Published: July 10th, 2014
Sarah Salem-Robinson knew the alleged risks of using a power morcellator in fibroid removal surgeries. But that didn’t stop the gynecologist’s assistant in California from undergoing a procedure that employed the device anyway, at the insistence of doctors that she had no uterine cancer, the ...Read More
Published: July 9th, 2014
Women who opt to use Mirena or a similar IUD as their preferred method of birth control may be unknowingly increasing their risk for breast cancer, a new study suggests. The research was recently published in the journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and involves the levonorgestrel-releasing in...Read More
Published: July 7th, 2014
More than 11,300 people have petitioned the government to stop use of a device blamed for the ‘upstaging’ of certain uterine cancers in a growing number of power morcellator lawsuits, according to an update on Change.org. As of July 7th, a petition launched by the husband of a woman whose ute...Read More
Published: July 2nd, 2014
Certain companies are no longer required to provide coverage for birth control devices including the Mirena IUD, if doing so conflicts with their religious beliefs, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June. According to a USAToday.com report on June 30, the Supreme Court’s decision will not affect ...Read More