Mirena IUD is approved for seven years in Europe, so why only five years in the United States? The FDA requires a certain amount of the data to be collected in the United States before approval can be reached. The studies that show the Mirena is safe and effective for a longer period of time (up to eight years) were done mainly in Europe and Asia. Fortunately, Bayer has decided to conduct these studies in the United States so we can take advantage of the longer IUD life.
Physicians at Women’s Health Care Research are currently seeking volunteers to test potential new treatment options for a variety of conditions. Qualified participants often see board-certified physicians and other medical staff, receive medical evaluations and study-related care at no cost. Additionally, study participants are often compensated for their time and travel. To learn more about potential study opportunities, click below to see currently enrolling studies.
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