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Endo Health Solutions settles lawsuits over vaginal mesh implants

Endo Health Solutions Inc. will pay about $830 million to resolve most lawsuits alleging its vaginal mesh implants eroded in some women and left them incontinent and in pain.

Endo's American Medical Systems Inc. unit said it's settling about 20,000 suits over the devices, which include the Perigee, Apogee and Elevate implants. Dublin-based Endo still faces at least 5,000 claims against AMS, including some that have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings in West Virginia, according to court records.

The settlement comes a day after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said vaginal mesh inserts should be subject to stricter safety requirements since they amount to high-risk...

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