Filed Under: Diseases & Medical Conditions – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

FDA Restricts Sale and Distribution of Essure Birth Control Device

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an order to restrict the sale and distribution of the controversial birth control device Essure, beginning on April 9. Essure is a non-invasive permanent birth control procedure involving the insertion of two small nickel-titanium coils placed inside the fallopian tubes to spur the growth of scar […]

Research Advises Caution When Managing Dementia With Antipsychotics

A review published July 2017 in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association focuses on the off-label use of antipsychotic medications in older adults with dementia, and why caregivers should take caution with these medications, according to U.S. News & World Report. Dementia is a brain disease that causes long-term decline in the ability to […]

Bayer Ends Sales of Essure Birth Control Device Outside of U.S.

Bayer, the pharmaceutical company, will discontinue the marketing and sales of the controversial birth control device Essure in all countries outside of the United States, the company announced Monday. Multiple reports have linked the Essure implants to health problems, including chronic pain and bleeding, but Bayer said it’s pulling the device from non-U.S. markets for […]

Consolidated Docket Granted for Federal Physiomesh Lawsuits

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has granted a request for a consolidated docket of federal lawsuits claiming Ethicon’s Physiomesh device caused injury, according to Harris Martin Publishing. Physiomesh is an implantable device sold by Ethicon Inc. and Johnson & Johnson that is used during laparoscopic herniorrhaphy to repair hernias. Ethicon and J&J marketed Physiomesh […]

The True Secret To Weight Loss: Exercise vs. Diet

Weight loss is a multi-billion dollar industry filled with trendy diets, quick fixes and bogus weight loss claims.  And, nowadays, people will pay big bucks in an attempt to uncover the secret to shedding pounds. Yet, all the low-carb diets and self-help books don’t seem to be translating into successful weight loss for the general […]