The Dangers of Essure Removal

March 16, 2017

Essure is marketed as the only permanent birth control device that doesn’t require a surgery. But while implanting the device may be a short procedure that can be performed in the doctor’s office, women who decide to undergo Essure removal

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Generic Drug Labeling: FDA Provides Guidance For Label Updates

July 12, 2016

Just over five years ago, in June 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court decided PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing,[1] a case which has served to buffer generic drug makers from failure-to-warn lawsuits. In short, the Court held that federal drug regulations applicable

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Women Taking Recalled Supplements

September 01, 2011

Women are still using a recalled over-the-counter weight-loss supplement.  Pai You Guo was banned by the FDA in 2009, because it contained two drugs: sibutramine, the active ingredient in the now-defunct Abbot drug Meridia, and Phenolpthalein, an ingredient removed from

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FDA’s Negligence of Painkillers’ Side Effects Could Have Caused over 1,000 Deaths

November 23, 2010

Last Friday, national consumer advocacy group Public Citizen criticized FDA’s negligence about the dangerous side effects of Darvon. Public Citizen first petitioned FDA for a recall of these painkillers in 1978 and again in 2006 after receiving concerns about the

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