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Questioning the Safety of Essure

Patients and doctors are clamoring to recall Essure, a nickel-based birth control device implanted into a woman’s fallopian tubes to make her permanently sterile. The FDA fast-tracked its review process, thanks to the device’s promise as a viable, safe alternative to surgical sterilization, and approved Essure in 2002. It has taken…

Bayer’s Essure permanent birth control gets black-box warning

The The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has mandated Bayer add a black box warning to Essure, a permanent form of birth control that involves the insertion of flexible coils into the fallopian tubes. The new black box warning must warn about the adverse events associated with Essure, including the heightened…