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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