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Between 1991 and 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved 25 surgical power morcellator devices that could spread undetected uterine cancer in women, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO).The defective medical devices, which are used in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgeries to cut up tissue so it can be removed […] Read More
In 2014, the FDA warned that power morcellators used in minimally invasive surgeries like hysterectomies could spread cancer tissue through the body. A recent study indicates that the use of these devices declined significantly after the FDA issued its warning.At the time, advocates for the power morcellator argued that an increase in hysterectomy complications would […] Read More
Highmark Inc., one of the largest Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in country with 5.2 million customers, has decided to stop covering procedures performed with power morcellation. According to Reuters, beginning Sept. 1, the insurer will stop coverage for laparoscopic power morcellation in its entire coverage area. The company has decided to stop coverage amidst […] Read More

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