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Talc and Cancer: How Does Talc Get to the Ovary?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 13, 2016 ~  You’ve heard the verdicts from  a number of lawsuits that claim the use of talcum powder led to ovarian cancer. Juries have overwhelmingly agreed with the plaintiffs. Johnson & Johnson, maker of Baby Powder, says the link is highly speculative. One cannot argue with the [continue reading…]

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Talc & Ovarian Cancer – Staying Healthy after Treatment

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Women’s Health News Desk, August 11, 2016 ~ As part of our series on the use of talcum powder and its suspected link to ovarian cancer, author Eva Hvingelby, NP PhD writes about keeping healthy after you have been treated for cancer. Juries have found enough evidence to award plaintiffs $55 million in recent [continue reading…]

Talc & Cancer: What are the Common Chemotherapy Side Effects?

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Women’s Health News Desk, August 14, 2016 ~ As part of our ongoing series about the talcum powder/ ovarian cancer debate- here is news now that you need to know!  Nurse Practitioner, H. Eva Hvingelby, NP, PhD writes:  What are the Common Chemotherapy Side Effects? There is no chemotherapy treatment that only targets cancer, [continue reading…]

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Talc & Cancer : How Does Chemotherapy Work?

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Women’s Health News Desk, August 10, 2016 ~ How does Chemotherapy Work? by Eva Hvingelby, NP PhD Chemotherapy uses drugs that have been designed to kill certain types of cells, often by interfering with their ability to reproduce. Chemotherapy is provided in a way that enables the entire body to absorb the medication. The [continue reading…]

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Legal News- Ethicon Objects to Expert Who Will Testify Pelvic Mesh Degrades in the Body

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Mesh News Desk, August 3, 201 ~ This story is from Law360.   By Steven Trader Law360, New York (July 21, 2016, 1:39 PM ET) — Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon on Wednesday urged the West Virginia federal judge overseeing multidistrict litigation regarding its pelvic mesh products to nix an expert who was prepared [continue reading…]

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Australia Wants You to Report Your Mesh Adverse Events

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Mesh News Desk, August 2, 2016 ~ The TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) is the Australian version of our U.S. Food and Drug Administration.   The following notice was posted by the government today. TGA urges reporting of adverse events 2 August 2016 As part of its ongoing monitoring of the safety of urogynaecological surgical [continue reading…]

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August – Five Years of Mesh News Desk

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August- Happy Anniversary Mesh News Desk Welcome to Mesh News Desk, Your Resource for mesh-related news and information. We hope you are enjoying your summer. This site began five years ago this month when pelvic mesh litigation was just beginning.  Today there  more than 100,000 lawsuits filed in the U.S. alone and as well [continue reading…]

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Caldera Medical May Pay Restitution To Pelvic Mesh Injured

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 1, 2016 ~ The following is an article written by “Samantha” who is one of the 4,000  plaintiffs in the Caldera Medical pelvic mesh litigation. She does not want to be identified because she still may seek representation. On her own she has forged inroads to stop the “no [continue reading…]

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Petition: First Do No Harm for Patients Cut Off From Opiates for Pain

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 1, 2016 ~ The stories are heartbreaking. Thousands of people may soon be cut off from their opiates for pain control due to a nationwide crackdown on overprescribing of these drugs.   The stories are from those who are not abusers but need their medication to make living bearable. [continue reading…]

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Caldera Denied Settlement and Quick Exit to Pelvic Mesh Litigation

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 26, 2016 ~ Late Tuesday morning, the Judge overseeing a proposed settlement involving Caldera Medical denied the company claim it is insolvent and only has pennies to settle with women injured by its pelvic mesh. That means Caldera Medical must face hundreds of defective product pelvic mesh cases filed [continue reading…]

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