July 7, 2015 - The FDA announced last week it will take a new look at the safety of the permanent birth control implant Essure, after a dramatic rise in the number of side effects reported by patients.
Essure is a small flexible metal coil that is implanted in the fallopian tubes through the cervix and uterus in a non-surgical procedure called hysteroscopic sterilization. Within three months, scar tissue grows around the device, blocking the production of new eggs.
When was the last time you read the fine print on a prescription drug, much less the two pages of boring clinical data that follows each drug advertisement in magazines? If you’re like most people, you skip right past.
The FDA knows this, and they’re now changing their tune to get manufacturers to focus on less, but more important data information in their drug ads.
A new study out this month suggests that a popular class of drugs known as proton pump inhibitors used by millions of people daily may contribute to heart attacks and cardiovascular death.
The results were released this week in the online journal Public Library of Science, or PLOS One. Researchers based at Stanford University tracked more than 16 million medical records from 2.9 million patients.
Millions of patients use prescription drugs or medical devices every day, trusting that these products are safe and have been properly tested. Sadly, this is not always the case. Thousands of families are affected by drug injury or death each year.
Many consumers don’t know that pharmaceutical companies and the FDA do not disclose all drug side effects or independent research of the safety of these products. They also may not know that millions of dollars are awarded each year to help those injured.
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Thousands of prescription drugs have been linked to side effects, but some of these are so severe they lead to recalls or restricted use. Learn if your medicine is included.
In recent years the FDA and manufacturers have recalled several popular medical implants or surgical devices due to a heightened risk of injury or death.
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