The FDA has sent warning letters to seven companies selling quack "energy based" vaginal rejuvenation "therapies," in which repurposed laser and radio-frequency-based tools that are used to remove warts and precancerous growths are used to scorch peoples' vaginas, a process that is claimed to have benefits for sexual dysfunction, urinary problems, dryness, "laxity," itching and a host of ills. Some of these companies specifically target breast-cancer survivors.
Actually, letting unqualified quacks fire lasers and powerful EM signals into your ladybits is really dangerous, which may come as a bit of a surprise, I'm sure.
That's why FDA Commissioner Scott Gottleib also took to Twitter and tried to inform women that this is all a bad idea, saying that these companies' customers experienced "numerous cases of vaginal burns, scarring, pain during sexual intercourse, and recurring or chronic pain."
The FDA plans to monitor and follow up with the companies, as well as look into ways to revamp its oversight of such medical devices. For patients, the FDA suggests discussing any vaginal issues with your doctor.
The seven companies called out by the FDA are: BTL Industries, Inc; Cynosure, Inc.; Alma Lasers; Sciton, Inc.; Thermigen, Inc.; BTL Aesthetics; and Inmode MD Ltd.
Don’t try to rejuvenate your vagina, FDA warns after scolding companies [Beth Mole/Ars Technica]
AT&T business customers, including those who've been promised a locked-in rate inclusive of all taxes and fees, are finding "property tax" surcharges on their bills of up to 7%. These charges represent an attempt by AT&T to pass on the property taxes it pays on its own offices and other facilities to its customers.
Google and the other big tech companies are some of the most lavish funders of climate denial "think tanks" and lobbying groups, something they've been at continuously for more than six years, without interruption.
Sure has been one heck of a news week. And it ain’t over yet.
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