Medical Devices

FDA Places New Restrictions On Essure But Controversial Birth Control Device Remains on Market

Federal officials from the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new restrictions Monday on the sale and distribution of Essure, the...
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New FDA-Approved Cooling Caps May Reduce Hair Loss During Chemotherapy Treatment

A medical device designed to help reduce hair loss and thinning caused by chemotherapy treatments has been approved by the FDA for use...
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Medical Device Sales Reps in Operating Rooms A Routine Practice

Do you believe operating rooms are sacred spaces reserved only for surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical technicians, and hospital staff assisting during an operation? If...
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FDA Tightens Rules on Surgical Pelvic Mesh

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced stronger regulations on surgical pelvic mesh devices used to treat pelvic organ prolapse....
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The FDA Needs Your Help in Reporting Bad Drugs or Medical Devices

Over the years there have been many tremendous advances in drugs and product technology that help people live longer and healthier lives and...
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Johnson & Johnson Issues Worldwide Recall of Morcellation Device Used in Hysterectomies That May Increase Risk of Spreading Cancer

The FDA warned surgeons in April against using power morcellators to remove uterine fibroids and perform hysterectomies because of the risk of spreading...
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FDA Issues Safety Warning Against Hysterectomy and Fibroid Surgical Technique That May Spread Cancer

The FDA is warning surgeons against using power morcellators to remove the uterus or uterine fibroids due to the risk of spreading undetected...
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FDA Wants More Control Over Use of Pelvic Mesh After Thousands of Women Injured

Thousands of women have suffered ill effects from surgical pelvic mesh, and now the FDA wants to more closely regulate its use to...
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Spinal Fusion Surgery: On the Rise but Often Not Necessary

One of the most common complaints doctors hear from their patients involves low back pain.  Results from a 6-month CBS investigative report of...
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Medical Device Recalls Double in Last Decade

Medical device recalls have doubled in the last decade from 2003 to 2012 according to a newly released FDA report. The FDA report...
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