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Members of Congress Publish Letter Expressing Concern Over FDA’s Inaction on Essure

November 8, 2017 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

Three members of Congress recently sent a letter (PDF) to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, M.D. expressing deep concerns over the FDA’s inaction on Essure. The FDA allowed this dangerous product to remain on the market on the condition that its manufacturer, Bayer, conduct a post-market safety study a year and a half ago. However, it…
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Australia Recalls Essure After Years of Reports of Medical Problems

September 5, 2017 · FLEMING | NOLEN | JEZ, L.L.P.

Following years of reports of medical problems, chronic pain, and unintended pregnancies, Australia has issued a recall of the Essure permanent birth control system. Australasian Medical and Scientific LTD and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) issued a ‘hazard alert’ on Wednesday, August 30 for the device which permanently blocks the fallopian tubes in order to prevent pregnancies. The statement warned…
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