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In Wake of Brazilian Ban, Bayer Discontinues Essure in Two European Countries

On February 17 of this year, the Brazilian health authority Anvisa announced that all imports, distribution and sales of the Essure contraceptive device would be discontinued in that country.Essure has been classified as being of “maximum risk” because of “changes in menstrual bleeding, unwanted pregnancy, chronic pain, perforation...
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Number of Fetal Deaths Due To Essure Device Are Far Greater Than Reported

Kristiana Burrell became pregnant, despite having the Essure contraceptive device implanted. During the pregnancy, one of the coils pieced the baby's amniotic sac, causing Kristiana to deliver at 28 weeks. The baby, whom she named Ariel Grace, lived only five days.Figures from the FDA state that cases such...

More Essure Lawsuits: Bayer Can No Longer Hide Behind the FDA

This past August, the Honorable Judge Winifred Y. Smith of the Superior Court in Alameda County, California, made a ruling that spells bad news for corporate defendant Bayer, manufacturer of the Essure contraceptive device. A ruling that also proves to be a real help to the thousands of women...

FDA Updates and Finalizes Package Warning For Essure

It wasn't what many had hoped for – that the FDA would force Bayer to remove the Essure contraceptive device from the market. However, based on feedback from 1300 patients and advocates who left comments at the agency's website, the FDA has updated and finalized the package warnings to...

40,000 Women Have Suffered From Essure, Only About 1,000 Lawsuits Filed. What’s Wrong?

Since the Essure contraceptive device first received FDA approval in 2002, the federal regulatory agency has received 10,000 complaints about the device. Over the same period, the manufacturer, Bayer, has gotten an additional 30,000 reports of adverse events related to Essure.These events include cramping, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, perforation...
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Did Bayer Manipulate Essure Data to Get FDA Approval?

This week, the Food and Drug Administration finished its investigation of a complaint alleging that Bayer, manufacturer of the Essure contraception device, engaged in “clinical trial misconduct” by manipulating data. The federal regulatory agency determined there was no indication of Bayer altering any data during the clinical trial in...

Law Protecting Bayer Against Liability Even Though its Essure Birth Control Has Injured Tens of Thousands

When it comes to birth control, the drug maker Bayer has the market cornered. But they also have more problems than any other company.The Essure Permanent Birth Control implant was originally approved in November of 2002. Because it is actually implanted in the human body and is intended to...

FDA Requiring Additional Warnings on Essure Contraceptive Device – Perforation, Migration, and Hypersensitivity

Recently, the FDA announced that it will require a “black box” label warning for the serious side effects associated with Bayer’s Essure contraceptive device, side effects such as device perforation, migration, and hypersensitivity. For thousands of women across the country who have already been injured by Bayer’s device, the...

FDA’s Incompetence Causing Tens of Thousands of Women to Suffer from Essure Birth Control

The Essure Permanent Birth Control implant was originally approved in November of 2002. Because it is actually implanted in the human body and is intended to protect, maintain, and enhance a patient's health, the FDA considers it a Class III device.  According to the FDA website, a device may...

Legislation Introduced in Pennsylvania to Prevent Sale of Defective Birth Control Device

November 4th, 2015, marked thirteen years to the day that Essure, touted by manufacturer Bayer as a “permanent” form of birth control, won FDA approval. Exactly thirteen years later, U.S. Representative Michael Fitzpatrick (R-PA 8th District) introduced a bill to outlaw the device and remove it from the market.Since...
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