Mirena IUD is a type of contraception approved by the FDA in 2000. More than 2 million American women and 15 million women worldwide currently use the popular birth control device, according to the National Law Journal. In July 2008, the FDA approved changes to Mirena’s labeling to reflect the complaints received by the federal agency. As of August 2012, the FDA received over 47,222 adverse event reports with regard to this intrauterine device.
What is Mirena?
Yaz, America’s top-selling birth control, hit the shelves in 2006 in a big way. The pill promised effective birth control, clearer skin, and the ad campaign reflected that Yaz was hip, young, and definitely not the same birth control your mother grew up on. Claims against the dangerous drug were already taking place overseas, in places like Great Britain, but in America the birth control pill kept selling, despite some of the health warnings. The too-good-to-be-true pill started showing its true colors. Even with FDA warnings and an amended commercial, Yaz kept selling and women kept feeling the pain of side effects.