ICYMI: Top 10 Issue Briefs of 2016

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Here at Law Street, we publish our longform Issue Briefs to help you keep on top of the important topics in law and policy. Our goal is to break down those complicated subjects, and show you all the different sides of complicated issues. Miss any? Don’t worry, here are our top 10 of the year, all in one place:

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Legal Battles over the Mirena IUD: What’s Next?

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In 2011, a personal injury complaint was filed in regards to Mirena, an intrauterine device (IUD) manufactured by Bayer Healthcare, one of the largest pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Since then, over a thousand lawsuits have been filed against the manufacturers of Mirena. Some Mirena users have suffered from uterine perforation, inflammation, organ damage, and a host of other medical complications. The Mirena IUD is Bayer’s most popular model worldwide, and the company markets the product as safe and efficient. Yet as the number of lawsuits continues to rise, Mirena’s reputation may take a hit. Read the full issue brief here.

Anneliese Mahoney
Anneliese Mahoney is Managing Editor at Law Street and a Connecticut transplant to Washington D.C. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and a passion for law, politics, and social issues. Contact Anneliese at



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