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Implanon Lawsuits Still in Court One Year After FDA Warning Label Update

Implanon Lawsuits Still in Court One Year After FDA Warning Label Update April 21, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Washington, DC:March 2017 marked the one-year anniversary of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) update of the warning label of the popular implantable birth control device Implanon to include risks of device migration.
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Court Rules Against Collecting Damages for Pregnancy After Birth Control Procedure

Court Rules Against Collecting Damages for Pregnancy After Birth Control Procedure March 23, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Portland, ME The Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruled recently that a woman who filed an Implanon lawsuit against Merck & Co. and a federally funded health center for a failed birth control procedure with an implantable device may not recover damages for an unplanned pregnancy.
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Implanon Complaints are Not without Precedent

Implanon Complaints are Not without Precedent March 14, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
London, UK: For any plaintiff, or would-be plaintiff considering an Implanon birth control consumer fraud lawsuit, it would be useful to know that complaints against the implantable device (since replaced by Nexplanon) are nothing new. In 2011 The Guardian and Channel 4 News in the UK published a list of complaints that ranged from hundreds of unwanted pregnancies, to thousands of reports detailing adverse reactions.
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Implanon Reviews Could Steer Women Away From the Birth Control Device

Implanon Reviews Could Steer Women Away From the Birth Control Device February 24, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Santa Cruz, CA:Women seeking a long-term birth control solution have probably heard about the implantable birth control device Implanon. However, if they somehow missed the news of Implanon lawsuits and rely on reviews at online health forums, what they find may steer those women away from using Implanon.
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Young Mother Recounts Horrid Experience with Birth Control Implant

Young Mother Recounts Horrid Experience with Birth Control Implant February 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Kenilworth, NJ: Her name is Lexi and she’s a young mother with a five-month-old baby who recounts in a YouTube video what turned out to be a horrid experience with Nexplanon birth control. Nexplanon, an implantable birth control device, is essentially the same product as Implanon birth control, only with the addition of barium sulfate to aid in locating the device for removal once the birth control device is depleted, usually after the third year.
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Problems with Implantable Birth Control Removal Known Since 1994

Problems with Implantable Birth Control Removal Known Since 1994 January 27, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: It’s been 10 years since Implanon birth control, the implantable device that lasts up to four years (three years on-label), was given formal approval by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Twelve years before that, a research paper described the difficulty in extracting the six capsules inherent to a Norplant implantable birth control system. Over the intervening time from 1994 to the present day, a period of 23 years, concern has been raised over such implantable devices, the difficulty involved in device removal and the potential for device migration.
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Implanon Lawsuits Allege Serious Birth Control Side Effects

Implanon Lawsuits Allege Serious Birth Control Side Effects January 13, 2017. By Heidi Turner.
Boston, MA: Women are used to being given a long list of side effects linked to their birth control, so hearing about alleged Implanon side effects is likely nothing new. Some birth control comes with alleged risks such as blood clots, others may increase the chances of pseudotumor cerebri, still others can increase the risk of depression. For its part, Implanon reportedly carries an increased risk of device migration. As a result, Implanon is just the latest birth control to face lawsuits alleging women were put at risk of serious side effects.
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Was the FDA Aware of Migration Risk Prior to Implanon Approval?

Was the FDA Aware of Migration Risk Prior to Implanon Approval? December 29, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Anyone doing an online search for 'Implanon' will immediately be led to a site index where consumers will find links to both patient information intended for consumers, and prescribing information intended for doctors. And while there appears to be no indication as to if, and when the latter may have been updated, the patient document intended for consumers is identified as having been updated with regard to Implanon usage and Implanon birth control side effects in March of this year.
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Implanon Lawsuits Allege Nightmare Situations for Women

Implanon Lawsuits Allege Nightmare Situations for Women December 19, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Cleveland, OH: It's a nightmare many women don't anticipate when making a decision concerning birth control—the risk that reversible birth control might suddenly become irreversible. But that's what some women allege has happened after they received the Implanon birth control implant. Plaintiffs in lawsuits filed against the maker of Implanon say the device unexpectedly migrated in their body, making it impossible to remove and possibly rendering them incapable of becoming pregnant.
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Trump’s Win Sees Scores of Women Pursuing Longer Lasting Birth Control

Trump’s Win Sees Scores of Women Pursuing Longer Lasting Birth Control November 17, 2016. By Gordon Gibb.
White House Station, NJ: While various lawsuits continue to allege Implanon birth control consumer fraud, the pendulum has nonetheless shifted away from allegations of Implanon problems and more solidly towards concern over acquiring the birth control device in the first place.
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