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Federal Lawsuit Against C.R. Bard says Mesh is Not Inert

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July  30, 2012 ~ This is a brief synopsis of the  lawsuit that has been filed against C.R. Bard, a synthetic vaginal mesh manufacturer. You may see your mesh mentioned as they are all here. Summary provided by a non-lawyer so it’s best to read the actual case which is here. Final Master Complaint [continue reading…]

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J & J Execs to be Deposed About Vaginal Mesh – What Did They Know – When Did They Know It

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July 29, 2012 ~ Johnson & Johnson’s new CEO is on the hot seat. Alex Gorsky must show up to provide a videotaped deposition concerning the upcoming Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending before a New Jersey Superior Court. Ethicon is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The decision to require Gorsky and [continue reading…]

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Former FDA Drug Reviewer Speaks Out About Pressures to Approve Drugs

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Martha Rosenberg for Truthout (here) interviewed Ronald Kavanagh B.S. Pharm., Pharm. D. Ph.D who reviewed drugs for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. There he says reviewers such as himself encountered suppression of safety research and intimidation. Kavanagh tells Truthout:      “In the Center for Drugs [Center for Drug Evaluation and Research or [continue reading…]

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Possible Expansion of Vaginal Mesh Litigation to Include Coloplast

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July 26, 2012 ~ A panel of federal judges will meet on Thursday, July 26, to decide whether or not to expand vaginal mesh litigation to include a sixth multidistrict litigation. Currently there are four MDLs consolidated in Charleston, West Virginia before the Honorable Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. The other MDL is in federal [continue reading…]

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One Bard Vaginal Mesh Trial Down – Thousands More to Go

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Bard Trial Set to Begin February 2013 Friday’s $5.5 million verdict against C.R. Bard over its transvaginal mesh, the Avaulta Plus Biosynthetic Support System, was the first of more than one-thousand lawsuits facing the company with the first one scheduled in federal court February 5, 2013. (Background story here). Christine Scott’s favorable verdict was [continue reading…]

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C.R. Bard Loses $5.5 Million in Landmark Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

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  July 24, 2012 ~ BREAKING NEWS! “Thank You God. We can finally get the word out to women.” Those are the words of Christine Scott, 53, a former runner who had a vaginal mesh implant to treat stress urinary incontinence in 2008. After that her health went downhill as the synthetic mesh eroded [continue reading…]

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When Marlex Mesh Erosion Appears as Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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July 20, 2012 ~ In this published report in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine,  Jan-Feb 2012, doctors from Dewitt Amy Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA, determined irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be caused by a mesh complication. In this case a 50-year-old woman had Marlex hernia mesh implanted 13 years earlier [continue reading…]

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Could J & J Implosion Lead to Better Oversight?

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July 19, 2012 ~ Is more corporate oversight needed by Johnson & Johnson? After years of defective medications, contaminated children’s cold products, three closed manufacturing plants still in FDA hands , defective recalled metal hips, dangerous synthetic vaginal mesh the focus of thousands of lawsuits, kickbacks to docs to speed up sales, and illegally [continue reading…]

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Patient Advocate Joleen Chambers Needs Your Vote!

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Texas-based patient advocate, Joleen Chambers heads FIDA, FAILED Implant Device Alliance, their website is here. Chambers is interested in winning a Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media Scholarship (more here). She needs daily votes! All you have to do is add a Facebook Like or Twitter Tweet button at the bottom of each post [continue reading…]

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Court: Drugmakers Do Not Have To Warn Patients About Drug Risks

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July 17, 2012 ~ In a bizarre twist that puts one more advantage in the corporate side, the Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that manufacturers of pharmaceuticals do not have a responsibility to warn patients about the risks associated with using their products, even as they advertise directly to the public. A lower [continue reading…]

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