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46 experts pen open letter to the FDA on uterine power morcellation

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An interview with Eva Chalas, MD



As gynecologists are well aware, in November 2014, the FDA issued a safety communication, warning “against the use of laparoscopic power morcellators in the majority of women undergoing myomectomy or hysterectomy for treatment of fibroids.” Now, a group of 46 experts in gynecologic surgery, including Dr. Eva Chalas, question the FDA’s decision and provide their own clinical recommendations for FDA consideration.

In this interview with Dr. Chalas, she discusses:

  • why this letter needed to be written now
  • why, as an oncologist, she felt she needed to sign the letter
  • concerns with the data the FDA used to make their recommendation 1 year ago
  • the effects of the FDA’s warning over time
  • more.

Click here to read the open letter to the FDA.

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