Essure Birth Control Device

The FDA has received numerous reports of injury and complications related to the Essure® permanent birth control device. Side effects include: Ectopic Pregnancy Pelvic Pain Migration of the Coils Perforation of the Uterus or Fallopian Tubes Rash and Itching (nickel allergy) If you or someone …

Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Blanket

Patients who receive a Bair Hugger® forced air warming device during hip and knee replacement surgery face a significant risk of deep-joint infection. The air that is circulated by the forced hot air warming system is contaminated with bacteria. When the contaminated air comes into …

Proton Pump Inhibitors and Kidney Failure

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI) like Nexium, Prilosec, and Prevacid, are medications used to treat heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux. PPIs work by blocking the enzyme in the wall of the stomach that produces acid. Recent studies show that patients who regularly take PPIs are at …