Product News and Recalls

As FDA Rails Against ‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ Doctors Say Not So Fast

The FDA has recently taken aim at several companies it says are marketing devices for uses other than those they were approved to treat. At issue is the use of energy and laser devices – usually used in dermatological and other similar procedures – for a treatment that has become known as “vaginal rejuvenation.” The procedure has been said to be capable of remedying several symptoms like vaginal dryness, pain during sex, and other types of ...

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Federal Essure Lawsuits Headed Back to Philadelphia Court

essure lawsuit goes back to state courtEssure will no longer be marketed in the United States in the near future – or anywhere else in the world for that matter – but that doesn’t mean that the lawsuits surrounding the device are going anywhere. And, in at least one situation, a federal court has ruled that, at least for now, it’s not a federal issue.

Bayer had initially requested the move to the federal bench under the ...

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Monsanto Roundup Lawsuit Leads to $289 Million Verdict

Monsanto loses roundup defense case in 289 million dollar verdictThe trial of a California school groundskeeper versus one of the largest, most secretive corporations in the world has resulted in a $289 million verdict in his favor. A California jury made the decision earlier this month and it could have drastic repercussions for future trials over the possible harms caused by Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer.

Dewayne Johnson’s case was unique in that it not ...

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After Viewing Documentary, Physician Has Message for Colleagues

“If you see something, say something.” As September 11th, 2001 approaches its second decade in the history books, the mantra of life in post-9/11 America can still be found everywhere. And, in a piece penned by a New York City neurosurgeon for the medical blog Stat, he says that it’s time those in the medical profession lose their fear of speaking out if they think a colleague’s judgement has become compromised by their relationship with a drug company ...

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FDA Speaking Out on Vaginal “Rejuvenation” Treatments, Promises

“The FDA has not cleared or approved any energy-based medical device for vaginal ‘rejuvenation’ or vaginal cosmetic procedures, or for the treatment of vaginal symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence, or sexual function.” These are the words contained in a statement issued by the Food and Drug Administration as reports of injuries and complications related to such treatments continue to come in.

This means that regardless of names like MonoLisa and Ultra Femme 360, the ...

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Nursing Home Death Results in Criminal Charges

nursing home death results in criminal chargesThe death of a former Trump administration official’s father in a Philadelphia nursing home has resulted in criminal charges being filed against the licensed practical nurse who was responsible for his care. 30-year old Christann Gainey faces charges of involuntary manslaughter, neglect, and falsifying documents as a result of her actions during her April 13th shift at Cathedral Village; a Roxborough-area senior living facility. If convicted of ...

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