A new study finds that one-third of adults in the United States are potentially at risk of depression due to their medications.

Johnson & Johnson is seizing upon a U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting where injury lawsuits can be filed to fight off claims it failed to warn women that talcum powder could cause ovarian cancer.

Bayer 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 […]

(Reuters Health) – Women who suffer from a leading cause of infertility may increase their odds of conception if they exercise and lose weight, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers compared pregnancy outcomes for 150 women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a condition that occurs when the female body makes higher than normal amounts of testosterone […]

U.S. health experts will review the potential risks of Bayer AG’s permanent contraceptive device, Essure, on Thursday in light of growing complaints over possible side effects, and consider whether its use should be restricted.   The Food and Drug Administration made public on Tuesday the questions it would like addressed by an advisory panel of […]

Women who use oral contraceptives during their reproductive years may gain long-term protection against endometrial cancer, a review of previous research suggests. Researchers analyzed 36 studies including more than 140,000 women from around the world. They found that every five years of taking birth control pills was linked to a 24 percent reduction in the […]

Women now have a surprising new reason to go on the pill. Birth control pills have been around since the 1960s, when they offered women a revolutionary degree of control over their reproductive capabilities. Over the years, the formulation of “the pill” has changed, but it remains one of the most widely used, and most […]

Oregon is poised to dramatically expand access to birth control after Governor Kate Brown signed laws that will allow women to get a yearlong supply of oral contraceptives directly from pharmacists without a trip to the doctor, lawmakers and a legal expert said on Tuesday. “I would say Oregon is definitely at the forefront,” said […]

Bayer Healthcare said on Wednesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved using transvaginal ultrasound as an alternate test to confirm if the company’s Essure permanent birth control device has been placed properly. Essure is a small metal coil inserted into woman’s fallopian tubes. But since its approval in 2002, women using the device have […]

WHIPPANY, N.J., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Bayer HealthCare announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) as an alternate confirmation test for Essure® permanent birth control. A confirmation test must be given three months following the Essure® procedure to confirm that the device is properly […]