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“Physicians tell us they are working on how best to remove Essure,” says member of Essure Support Group

“Physicians tell us they are working on how best to remove Essure,” says member of Essure Support Group December 5, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Moline, IL: To give some idea of the damage Essure has done, Amanda’s support group—Essure Problems-- has grown from 250 women when she joined to over 35,000 members. “We have physicians visit our Facebook page, telling us they once implanted the device and are now trying to perfect their removal technique,” she says.
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Bayer Reports Spike in Essure Lawsuits and Congress Questions FDA

Bayer Reports Spike in Essure Lawsuits and Congress Questions FDA November 8, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Decatur, IL: Litigation involving Essure is taking its toll on Bayer. In less than a year, the permanent birth control device manufacturer has seen lawsuits more than double, and it has been removed from every global market, except in the U.S.
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Bayer Bans Essure Outside US, Is FDA Lagging?

Bayer Bans Essure Outside US, Is FDA Lagging? October 10, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Richmond, VA: Bayer has stopped selling its Essure outside of the U.S. citing “lack of interest” and “commercial reasons”. But those reasons may not be quite accurate. Many countries have banned the permanent sterilization device due to product and safety concerns. So, why is it safe for women in America?
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Bayer Pulls Essure Birth Control Device From All Countries Except US

Bayer Pulls Essure Birth Control Device From All Countries Except US September 26, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Washington, DC: Bayer has announced that it is taking its female sterilization device, Essure, off the market in all countries where it is currently marketed and sold, except the US. The company said it was taking this action due to commercial reasons, and not because of allegations of side effects associated with the device.
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Women Speak Out About Essure Health Problems

Women Speak Out About Essure Health Problems July 31, 2017. By Lucy Campbell.
Santa Clara, An in-depth investigative piece in the Washington Post highlights the considerable adverse health effects, even pregnancies, that thousands of women have experienced and continue to experience as a result of having Bayer’s Essure contraceptive devices implanted.
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Essure Sales Decline as Complaints Increase and ObGyn Tips for Removal

Essure Sales Decline as Complaints Increase and ObGyn Tips for Removal July 13, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Paris, FR: While Essure lawsuits are being filed in France, Canada and the US on behalf of women who have suffered complications from the permanent birth control device (and at least one death in France), gynecologists say a “small minority of women” are requesting removal. But what constitutes a small minority?
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Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide

Essure Banned in Another Country, Essure Victim in US wants it Banned Worldwide June 15, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Cleveland, OH: Brazil found Essure such a risk that it’s national health agency banned the permanent sterilization device this past February. Finland is the second country to follow suit. Given the fact that thousands of women have been seriously injured by Essure, isn’t it time the U.S. followed these two forward-thinking countries?
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Attorney Max Kennerly Takes Sides against Essure

Attorney Max Kennerly Takes Sides against Essure May 18, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Philadelphia, PA More and more women are coming forward with complaints and complications related to the use of Bayer’s Essure contraceptive device.
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Mounting Essure Lawsuits Amount to Decline in Bayer’s Sales

Mounting Essure Lawsuits Amount to Decline in Bayer’s Sales April 10, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Boston, MA:Since Bayer won’t withdraw Essure from the market in the wake of Brazil’s recent news and instead potentially harm more women, perhaps its financial woes might be more convincing.
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Brazil Recalls Essure and Note to Bayer: Share the Knowledge

Brazil Recalls Essure and Note to Bayer: Share the Knowledge March 20, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Washington, DC: Brazil’s National Health Agency has banned sales and recalled Essure, and advocacy groups worldwide are pressuring their governments to follow suit.
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