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Bayer Pulls Essure Permanent Contraceptive From US Market

Bayer will voluntarily discontinue sales of its controversial Essure permanent birth control implant in the United States.  Essure permanent contraceptive is marketed as a nonsurgical alternative to tubal ligation, Essure is a small, flexible metal coil that fits into each fallopian tube through the cervix and uterus. The ensuing inflammation and scarring permanently seal each tube within 3 months. -Wow sounds great!  The device had a troubled history after approval in 2002, when the (FDA) began receiving reports of adverse events including; risk for implant perforation, device migration, allergic reaction, pain etc. The FDA finally ordered restrictions on the sale of Essure in an effort to make sure women considering the device are provided with adequate information to make informed decisions — something that wasn’t happening, the agency said.

Synthetic Cannabis Laced With Rat Poison a Risk to US Blood Supply, FDA Warns

Illegal synthetic cannabis products laced with rat poison continue to be sold in the United States and pose a significant health risk not only to people who use these products but also the US blood supply. Hundreds of people in about 10 states have been hospitalized with serious and sometimes fatal bleeding linked to use of synthetic cannabinoids laced with brodifacoum, a highly lethal long-acting vitamin K antagonist anticoagulant commonly used in rat poison. For months, the (CDC) and FDA have been warning about the dangers of illegal synthetic cannabis products that are sold under names such as K2 and Spice in convenience stores and gas stations. The effects of brodifacoum are treatable, and the FDA said people who use synthetic marijuana products should be vigilant for signs of bleeding and should seek immediate medical attention.

SHOCKING: Monsanto’s Internal Emails Exposed

The Enviromental Work Group (EWG) – new emails reveal Monsanto’s executives knew about glyphosate’s cancer risk! Monsanto’s executives and researchers have long been aware of glyphosate’s link to cancer, and have actively suppressed research on glyphosate’s health effects. These emails have been released as part of an ongoing trial seeking to hold Monsanto responsible for knowingly exposing a school groundskeeper to a carcinogen. Thousands of cancer victims and their families have launched similar suits against Monsanto since the World Health Organization classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup, as a probable carcinogen.

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