FDA Consumer Health Information - FDA Cautions Against Using Unapproved IUDs

Friday, July 23, 2010 Drug News J E 4

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 22 Federal health officials are warning medical practitioners around the country not to use unapproved intrauterine devices (IUDs).



In a July 22 letter, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reminds health professionals that using unapproved IUDs raises concerns about effectiveness and safety - as well as the potential for fraud and counterfeiting.

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SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration


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