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On Feb. 17, 2017, the Brazilian regulatory agency Agencia Nacional da Vigilancia Sanitaria (ANVISA) became the first to suspend sales and recall the Essure medical device, a pair of multi-material [...]
By E. Scott Sills, MD, PhD Not every woman with Essure contraceptive implants will have pelvic cramping, bleeding, painful sex, weight gain or other problems appear after this procedure. But, [...]
A government report revealed limitations in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s adverse event reporting system led to a 23-year delay in warning the public about serious risks linked to [...]
Patients undergoing incisional hernia repair with hernia mesh may have a lower risk for hernia recurrence, but complications can occur up to five years after surgery, a new study says. [...]
After its initial $1 billion dollar settlement offer in 2014, Stryker Corporation and Howmedica Osteonics Corp. reached a new agreement to compensate additional hip implant patients, according to a press [...]
Pentax reported its ED-3490TK duodenoscope had additional design flaws that could lead to patient infection, according to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration Safety Communication. In February 2016, the FDA [...]