Bayer has announced it will discontinue the sale of the Company’s controversial permanent birth control device for women – Essure – in Canada. This follows similar actions taken by the Company in the UK and Finland, and an outright ban of Essure by the National Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA) in Brazil. According to a recent …. Read More
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Last week, Bayer UK issued a press release revealing plans to discontinue the sale and distribution of Essure in the UK as of September 01, 2017. Days earlier Bayer announced its decision to end Essure sales in Finland at the end of June 2017. These announcements come on the heels of the American Food and …. Read More
In a ruling issued on March 2, 2017, Judge Winifred Y. Smith of the Alameda County Superior Court denied Bayer HealthCare’s motion to sever claims brought by 167 plaintiffs in two coordinated Essure lawsuits. Bayer contended that the claims were improperly joined together, citing differences among the plaintiffs’ allegations. Grant & Eisenhofer Director Beth Graham, …. Read More
In February 2017, Brazilian public health agency Agencia Nacional da Vigilancia Sanitaria (“ANVISA”) recalled permanent contraceptive device Essure and banned the sale of the device in Brazil. ANVISA suspended the importation, distribution, use and dissemination of Essure, and recalled units that had already been distributed. Though Essure bears a “black-box” warning, the strongest issued by …. Read More
Bucks County, PA Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) has spoken out about the controversies surrounding permanent contraceptive device Essure, saying the manufacturer severely underestimated its harmful effects and may have concealed the true risks of the device (which include pain, abdominal injuries, heavy bleeding and fetal death) and downplayed the number of adverse event reports it …. Read More