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Hospital Chain HCA Prohibits #Power #Morcellation for Uterine #Fibroids Hospital Chain HCA Prohibits #Power #Morcellation for Uterine #Fibroids

November 26, 2014

This is a major victory in the petition to remove power morcellators from the market – One of the nation’s largest hospital networks, HCA, said Tuesday it is halting use of a power tool commonly used in gynecological surgery after the FDA warned it could spread cancer.  

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Senators Warren and Gillibrand Voice Concern Over #Morcellator Senators Warren and Gillibrand Voice Concern Over #Morcellator

November 19, 2014

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Kristen Gillibrand ask the FDA to put patients first rather than stakeholders who are sending incomplete information to women so they are unable to make an informed decisions about their health care needs. 

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Studies say Doctors should use caution in prescribing #Pradaxa Studies say Doctors should use caution in prescribing #Pradaxa

November 4, 2014

A new study says that doctors may want to use caution when prescribing the blood thinner Pradaxa for a common irregular heart beat called atrial fibrillation.  

In May 2014, lawyers announced that Boehringer Ingelheim agreed to pay $650 million to compensate the nearly 4,000 individuals who allege they were injured as a result of Pradaxa usage.

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