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Essure: Suspended in Brazil, Business as Usual in the USA

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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 [...]

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The Legacy of Essure and Its Complications

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Not every woman with Essure contraceptive implants will have pelvic cramping, bleeding, painful sex, weight gain or other problems appear after this procedure. But, there is no clear consensus on [...]

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Report: FDA Took 23 Years to Warn About Morcellator Cancer

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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 [...]

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Study: Hernia Mesh Complications May Increase Over Time

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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. [...]

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Stryker Reaches New Metal-on-Metal Hip Implant Settlement

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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 [...]

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Pentax Duodenoscope Flaw Linked to Infection Risk

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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 [...]

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