Essure, Bayer’s permanent birth control device, was recently ordered to carry a black box warning by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA). A black box warning is the FDA’s highest level of regulation, meaning that the product may cause death or serious injury. In addition, all patients must now complete a Patient Decision Checklist before having the device implanted. This action by the FDA follows years of complaints by women who received the Essure implant and suffered a number of serious injuries which they attribute to the device.… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Dec 3, 2014 12:29:42 PM   The FDA has issued a warning that power morcellators can spread cancer, and now recommends against the tool’s use in most hysterectomies (removal of the uterus) or myomectomy (fibroid removal). Power morcellators are a laparoscopic tool that surgeons use to chop uterine tissue into small pieces. The device makes the surgery less complicated,… Read More