Power Morcellator Surgery: Cancer Danger Becoming More Apparent

Latest Study Reveals Incidence of Cancer Spread Due to Power Morcellator Surgery A study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology showed that 0.6% of women who underwent hysterectomy power morcellator surgery to remove uterine fibroids were diagnosed with uterine sarcoma. The study, conducted by Kaiser Permanente’s Jasmine … [Read more...]

Research Misconduct Can Lead to Defective Drugs or Devices

FDA, Medical Journals Rarely Report Violations in Clinical Trials, Which Can Lead to Defective Drugs or Devices A new study found that US health regulators often find serious problems in how clinical trials are conducted as research facilities, but their final, published reports almost never mention these issues. This can lead not only to … [Read more...]

Dangerous Device for Fibroid Surgery Could Increase Cancer Risk

FDA Investigates Potentially Dangerous Devices Used for Fibroid Surgery On July 11th, the Food and Drug Administration stated that they would create a panel to investigate the potential safety, and danger, of laparoscopic power morcellators (LPM’s), which have been called dangerous devices by patients who believe their fibroid surgery contributed … [Read more...]

Stryker Settles Dangerous Device Lawsuit with DOJ

Stryker Settles Dangerous Device Lawsuit Involving Unapproved Knee Replacements with DOJ Stryker Corp recently settled a multi-district litigation involving their all-metal hip replacement devices, which failed early and caused serious personal injury, and now the medical device manufacturer is settling another lawsuit involving dangerous devices … [Read more...]

Mirena IUD Associated with Breast Cancer Risk

Mirena IUD Users Could Have Higher Risk of Breast Cancer A recent study found that patients using the Mirena IUD have a 20% increased risk of developing breast cancer. The study was published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. The Finnish team tracked 94,000 women between the ages of 30 and 49, who used the Mirena IUD birth control device between … [Read more...]

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