Published in FDA Law Weekly, August 17th, 2006
Implanon, about the size of a matchstick, is made of a soft medical polymer and is inserted subdermally just beneath the skin on the inner side of a woman's upper arm by a healthcare provider during an in-office procedure. Implanon continually releases a low, steady dose of progestin (etonogestrel) for a period of up to three years via a unique, state of the art implantable technology. After insertion, Implanon generally is not visible, making it a discreet...
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