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EMA Suspends Use of Ulipristal Acetate for Fibroids Pending New Review [Medscape Feature]

The European Medicines Agency’s (EMA’s) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended that women stop using 5-mg ulipristal acetate (Esmya, Gedeon Richter, and generics) for uterine fibroids while a new review of liver injury risk is ongoing. “No new patients should start treatment with the medicines, which will be temporarily suspended throughout the EU [European Union] during the review,” … Read moreEMA Suspends Use of Ulipristal Acetate for Fibroids Pending New Review [Medscape Feature]

Women Burned by Quick Fix for Heavy Periods [Medpage Today Feature]

For many, 5-minute fix is anything but… by Kristina Fiore, Shannon Firth, and Elizabeth Hlavinka, MedPage Today StaffJanuary 29, 2020 Tanya Perry was looking for relief from heavy bleeding during her period when her ob/gyn suggested endometrial ablation with the NovaSure device in May 2017. Her doctor told her it would be a quick and easy procedure, and … Read moreWomen Burned by Quick Fix for Heavy Periods [Medpage Today Feature]

Will Uterine Fibroid Surgery Become Obsolete? [Labblog Feature]

Stop Fibroids and Miscarriage Fear: We Know How To Prevent This

Nearly two-thirds of women in the United States experience fibroids by the age of 50, and many of them do not know that there is an alternative to surgical treatment.

In medicine new, improved treatments are constantly appearing. One of them is uterine fibroid embolization, a nonsurgical, painless, and safe procedure that cures all fibroids without the risk of relapse and complications.

Read moreWill Uterine Fibroid Surgery Become Obsolete? [Labblog Feature]