Since medical device company Bayer HealthCare announced it would halt sales of its permanent contraceptive Essure in July 2018, the FDA has taken new measures to evaluate the long-term safety risks of the device. Thousands of women have lodged complaints against Bayer citing painful, debilitating complications from Essure such as chronic pain, pregnancy, miscarriage, perforation …. Read More
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Federal data analyzed by CNN shows that between August 2013 and December 2017, Bayer paid $2.5 million to 11,850 doctors for services related to Essure, such as consulting fees. Although these types of payments are legal, they can be extremely controversial. CNN reported that some patients wondered whether their gynecologists were recommending Essure because it …. Read More
A new Netflix documentary, “The Bleeding Edge,” debuted worldwide on July 27, 2018. The film is an exposé on questionable practices in the medical-device industry. It claims that the U.S. FDA is not doing enough to protect consumers and that many medical devices reach the market without undergoing enough pre-market testing. “The Bleeding Edge” also …. Read More