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FDA Consumer Health Information - FDA Cautions Against Using Unapproved IUDs

Friday, July 23, 2010 Drug News J E 4
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SILVER SPRING, Md., July 22 Federal health officials are warning medical practitioners around the country not to use unapproved intrauterine devices (IUDs).

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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.

Learn what to do if you think you may have an unapproved IUD:

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm219837.htm

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FDA Consumer Updates may be posted and published elsewhere without permission. Please credit "FDA Consumer Health Information (www.fda.gov/consumer)" as the source. FDA values feedback on its consumer health information. Send questions, comments, or story ideas to: consumerinfo@fda.hhs.gov.

Contact: Jason Brodsky, 1-301-796-8234, Jason.Brodsky@fda.hhs.gov, or Elaine Gansz Bobo, 1-301-796-7567, elaine.bob@fda.hhs.gov

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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