Bayer has set aside nearly $1.5 billion as it tries to pay settlements in approximately 32,000 Essure lawsuits.
Bayer's controversial sterilization implant Essure was linked to over 15,000 adverse event reports in 2019. The most common reports involved surgery to remove Essure, chronic pain, and menstrual irregularities.
The FDA restricted sales of Bayer's permanent sterilization birth control implant Essure after receiving more than 10,000 complaints.
Bayer's controversial sterilization implant Essure will no longer be sold in Canada.
Brazil has banned sales and recalled Essure, a non-surgical sterilization device linked to 10,000 injuries. No recalls have been issued by the FDA, despite 900 lawsuits and a massive grassroots campaign in the United States.
Thousands of women have spent years trying to get Essure off the market due to safety risks. Instead of a recall, FDA has strengthened warning labels and created an optional "Patient Decision" checklist.