Posts Tagged 'birth control'

Research Shows Potential Increase in Risk of Breast Cancer from Birth Control Pills

Research done by a cancer research center in Seattle found new evidence about the risk of developing breast cancer that may concern women who are currently taking birth control pills. While the link between oral contraceptive pills and the cancer has long been debated, the new findings may call for an even closer examination of the connection between the two.

Research done by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle examined medical records of more than ...

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Do I Have a Mirena Claim?

Mirena is a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) that a health care provider inserts into a woman’s uterus to provide long-term birth control. Although not perfect, Mirena is considered to be one of the most effective methods of birth control because one insertion can protect against pregnancy for up to five years with no risk of user error. Over 2 million American women currently use Mirena as their primary form of birth control.

Unfortunately, like almost any other drug or medical device, ...

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Merck to Settle NuvaRing Intrauterine Contraceptive Device Lawsuits

On Friday, February 7, 2014, Merck & Co announced that it is willing to pay $100 million to settle all NuvaRing intrauterine contraceptive device lawsuits.

The NuvaRing contraceptive is a flexible ring that releases the hormones estrogen and progestin in order to prevent pregnancy. NuvaRing has been associated with an increased risk of forming blood clots, which can in turn cause heart attacks, strokes, even death. An FDA report released in 2011 announced that NuvaRing posed a higher risk for blood ...

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Teva Pharmaceuticals Granted Exclusive Rights by FDA to Retail One-Step Plan B

According to a report from The Boston Globe, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Teva Pharmaceuticals the exclusive right to place its emergency contraception, One-Step Plan B, on the shelves of drugstores without any age restrictions. Exclusivity was granted for the next three years.

This was made possible when US District Judge Edward Korman of New York ordered in April, 2013 that all levonorgestrel-based emergency contraceptives be available over the counter without a prescription. Judge Korman’s ...

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Obamacare Legal Challenges and Administrative Problems

there are many legal challenges to obamacareWhile the Affordable Care Act is facing numerous administrative problems, the number of Obamacare legal challenges is growing.

The Healthcare.gov Insurance Exchange is Overrun by Glitches and Delays

Problems with Healthcare.gov, the website intended to enroll people in online insurance exchanges, are well known at this point and currently the subject of Congressional inquiry. Enrollment is believed to be ...

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IUD users report “horrific” injuries

According to a report on WEWS-TV out of Cleveland, patients who filed lawsuits over the Mirena intrauterine device are reporting a range of “horrific” injuries.

The report includes an interview with a woman who continues to suffer pain on the left side of her body, which he doctor said is due to nerve damage and will never go away. That woman needed surgery after the ...

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