FDA calls for strongest warning on Essure birth control device

Logo of German drugmaker Bayer is seen in LeverkusenBayer AG's Essure birth control implant should carry the strongest safety warning label, U.S. regulators said on Monday, following thousands of complaints about the device. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also asked the German drugmaker to conduct a post-market study of the device. Essure, acquired by Bayer in 2013, has been the target of complaints and calls for its withdrawal since it was approved for sale in the United States in 2002.

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