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FDA Discourages Use of Laparoscopic Power Morcellation When Removing the Uterus or Uterine Fibroids

October 29, 2015 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the use of laparoscopic power morcellation poses a risk of causing the spread of uterine sarcomas if used during uterus removal (hysterectomy) or removal of uterine fibroids (myomectomy). As a result, the FDA has discouraged the use of the treatment and requested physicians to use alternative treatments instead. During the laparoscopic power…
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U.S. Representative Looks to Ban Essure®

October 28, 2015 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

United States Representative Mike Fitzpatrick plans to introduce a bipartisan bill aiming to ban Bayer HealthCare’s product, Essure®. Fitzpatrick, serving Pennsylvania’s eighth congressional district, wants the birth control device removed from the market to protect women from further damage. Bayer released Essure® and marketed the non-surgical device as a permanent method of birth control. The Essure® system consists of two…
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