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FDA orders Boston Scientific to stop selling women’s health product

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered Marlborough medical device maker Boston Scientific and another manufacturer to immediately stop selling transvaginal surgical mesh products. In a Tuesday announcement, the FDA said the companies “have not demonstrated a reasonable assurance of safety and effectiveness for these devices,” which is the …

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today ordered the manufacturers of all remaining surgical mesh products indicated for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) to stop selling and distributing their products in the U.S. immediately. The order is the latest in a series of escalating safety actions related …

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Demand for long-acting contraception rose sharply after 2016 election: Rates of insertion for intrauterine devices and implants increased by 21.6 percent in the 30 days after the election

“LARC methods are by far the most effective form of reversible birth control available. We have seen that when LARC is made more available to women, the rates of unintended pregnancies go down,” said corresponding author Lydia E. W. Pace, MD, a primary care physician in the Division of Women’s …

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