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Defective Medical Devices

Recall Alert: Allergan Breast Implants & Potential ALCL Cancer Risk

July 26, 2019   |  
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has requested a total recall of Biocell textured breast implants manufactured by Allergan. The FDA advises that these implants have been linked to an unusual and potentially deadly form of cancer. Allergan has agreed to comply with the request and all Allergan Biocell textured...
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TVM Ban: FDA Prohibits Sale of Transvaginal Mesh

The FDA has banned the sale of all transvaginal mesh (TVM) products in the United States. In issuing the pelvic mesh ban on April 16, 2019, Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices & Radiological Health, said the decision was made after “we couldn’t assure women that...
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Big Pharma “Bayer” Discontinues ESSURE Birth Control

July 26, 2018   |  
Pharmaceutical company Bayer announced on Friday, July 20, 2018, that they are officially discontinuing sales of ESSURE birth control; eliminating all sales and distribution of the product after December 31, 2018. This announcement comes shortly after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began taking steps towards limiting sales of...
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Malfunctioning EpiPens May Be Responsible for Seven Deaths During 2017

November 15, 2017   |  
Bloomberg recently published an investigative article that discussed multiple instances of possible EpiPen malfunctions. EpiPens are handheld medical devices that inject epinephrine into individuals who are suffering from anaphylaxis. This is a severe and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can be triggered by foods, insect stings and other allergens. Bloomberg...
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What Should I Do If My Birth Control Hurts Me?

September 11, 2017   |  
If your birth control hurts you, how can you determine if it is a common side effect or something more serious? Recently, a woman filed a lawsuit claiming Mirena birth control seriously damaged her eyesight. Per the suit, the woman claims that after she began using the Mirena birth control...
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Why the 3m Bair Hugger Failed

February 24, 2016   |  
The 3m Bair Hugger Developer Originally the Bair Hugger product was invented by an anesthesiologist out of Minnesota named Dr. Scott D. Augustine. After he invented the product he created a company called Augustine Medical. In 2002 Dr. Augustine resigned and stepped away from his company after a serious dispute...
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