FDA Chief Provides “Update” On Essure Safety Surveillance

In a personal letter sure to infuriate women's health advocates, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, head of the US Food & Drug Administration, has provided an "update" on the federal agency's efforts to regulate Essure, a permanent birth control implant linked to severe side effects and invasive removal procedures. FDA Continues To Back Essure, Despite Recall Movement [...]

By |March 8th, 2018|Essure|0 Comments

French Essure Study Stirs Controversy Over Birth Control Implant’s Side Effects

A major new safety study has intensified the ongoing debate over Essure, a controversial birth control implant that tens of thousands of women blame for debilitating side effects and extreme pain. New Study Sparks Controversy In Ongoing Essure Debate Publishing their research in the Journal of the American Medical Association, a group of French scientists [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Essure|0 Comments

Scottish Essure Patients File Suit Against Bayer

A group of Scottish women have joined the international litigation against Essure, a controversial birth control implant linked to severe side effects and costly, life-altering revision procedures. To date, seven women from Scotland have joined a multi-plaintiff lawsuit against the contraceptive's manufacturer, Bayer, the Daily Record reports. Attorneys for the group say their clients are [...]

By |January 15th, 2018|Essure|0 Comments

Missouri Supreme Court Rules Against 85 Essure Lawsuit Plaintiffs

On December 19, 2017, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled in favor of multinational pharmaceutical conglomerate Bayer, setting back the efforts of 92 Essure patients, the vast majority of whom do not live in Missouri, to have their cases heard in a St. Louis court. In a unanimous opinion, the State's highest court held that the [...]

By |January 5th, 2018|Essure|0 Comments

Despite State Law, Only 1 In 10 California Pharmacies Prescribe Birth Control

A 2013 law passed in California allows girls and women to access birth control at pharmacies, without first receiving a doctor's prescription. And when the legislation was passed, some public health advocates argued that removing barriers to access would help reduce the rate of unintended pregnancy and encourage active family planning in underserved communities. Pharmacy-Prescribed [...]

By |December 19th, 2017|Essure|0 Comments

Missouri Appeals Court Reinstates Essure Lawsuit Against Bayer

A Missouri Court of Appeals ruled against Bayer on December 5, 2017, holding that a lower court had incorrectly dismissed the Essure lawsuit filed by a 33-year-old woman who experienced chronic pain after receiving the birth control implant, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Missouri Judges Preserve Essure Side Effect Lawsuit Last year, the Circuit Court [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Essure|0 Comments

Congressional Letter Accuses FDA Of Failing To Address Essure Side Effects

Essure's manufacturer, Bayer, was ordered in 2016 to conduct a long-term study on the permanent birth control implant's safety. But a blockbuster new letter written by three State Representatives accuse the company of dragging its feet, even as thousands of women continue to suffer severe side effects that may well be caused by the device. [...]

By |November 7th, 2017|Essure|0 Comments

Is Essure Removal Covered By Insurance?

As women continue to experience Essure complications at high rates, more and more patients are beginning to investigate the idea of having their birth control implants removed. In this article, our experienced attorneys discuss the current state of medical research and practice on Essure removal, as well as the attempts of individual doctors who have [...]

By |October 25th, 2017|Essure|0 Comments

Bayer Ends Essure Sales In All Non-US Markets

Bayer will no longer sell Essure implants outside of the United States, according to a major announcement delivered on Monday, September 18, 2017. The move is being considered by many public health advocates as an extraordinary victory for women around the globe. Thousands of patients say Essure causes life-altering side effects, including debilitating pain. Many [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Essure|0 Comments

Bayer Pulls Essure Out Of Australian Market

Share our Essure recall infographic on your own site! Just copy and paste the code below: </p><br /><br /> <p><strong>Please include attribution to with this graphic.</strong></p><br /><br /> <p><a href=''><img src='' alt='Essure Implants Recall - Australia' width='750px' height='465px' border='0' /></a></p><br /><br /> <p> The protracted, piece-meal demise of Essure continues. On September 30, 2017, [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|Essure|0 Comments
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