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Trump’s FDA Pick Grilled on Priorities, Conflicts

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 6, 2017 ~ President Trumps selection of Scott Gottlieb reveals a health industry insider full of potential conflicts.  Dr. Scott Gottlieb was grilled during a confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday and said his first priorities will include the opioid crisis. Gottlieb is a medical doctor who turned [continue reading…]

Welcome to Mesh Medical Device News Desk, aka Mesh News Desk

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Mesh News Desk, April 2017 ~ Welcome to Mesh News Desk (MND), also known as Mesh Medical Device News Desk where we following the goings on of the largely unregulated medical device industry and its fallout on the public. Synthetic polypropylene mesh and its biologic cousins are used to treat hernia and incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.  For [continue reading…]

Scottish Inquiry into Transvaginal Mesh Mess Called a Whitewash

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 3, 2017 ~ Unlike the U.S., the transvaginal mesh mess, in Scotland is front page news. The government conducted an investigation into the hundreds of injuries there, but the report is falls short of expectations, say campaigners. They call it a “Whitewash” report that anti-mesh campaigners in Scotland [continue reading…]

Melody Mullins Missing Mesh-Injured Plaintiff Found!

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 29, 2017 ~ Melody Mullins was one of nine mesh-injured women who had fallen through the cracks in their mesh-related litigation. “This is Melody Mullins” The voice was firm and no nonsense.  Melody Mullins had been found. Mullins, 37 of Columbus, Ohio is one of nine women who were [continue reading…]

J&J Settles Third Round of Pelvic Mesh Cases

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 28, 2017 ~ J&J (Johnson & Johnson)  has been the last company to come to the settlement table, but an unopposed motion announces a third settlement for an unknown number of pelvic mesh women.  We don’t know how many women are involved or the dollar amount, but J&J [continue reading…]

Has AMS Paid All Transvaginal Mesh Claims?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 27, 2017 ~ American Medical Systems/ Endo International says they are settling NO MORE CLAIMS, reports “Samantha” after a conversation with the national settlement firm. Samantha has vigorously pursued AMS for its patented surgical tools used in the Caldera mesh kit that injured her. Samantha was implanted in [continue reading…]

Australian Investigation into Transvaginal Mesh Leads to Trials and Senate Inquiry

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 16, 2017 ~ Unlike the U.S. media,  Australian media is reporting on its transvaginal mesh debacle with citizens leading the charge. Transvaginal mesh devices seem to be front page news overseas. Joanne McCarthy writes for the Newcastle Herald, located about 100 miles north of Sydney, Australia. The paper [continue reading…]

Your Turn – Traumatic Evil, Pocket Change of Tyrants

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017 ~ The following essay was written by a mesh-injured woman. She is looking forward to an upcoming trip where she will sit on a beach and contemplate her present and her future. These words represent her opinion.  She prefers to stay anonymous.   Traumatic Evil, Pocket [continue reading…]

Pain for Profit Alleges AMS and Reuters

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017 ~ Women Undergo Pain for Profit?  Those are the allegations of Reuters writer, Alison Frankel who writes a column ‘On the Case’ for Reuters. Alison Frankel writes On the Case for for Reuters.  On March 13 she writes about Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a Virginia Republican who [continue reading…]

Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Cases May Be Transferred to Florida

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 20, 2017~ Physiomesh is the latest focus of defective product litigation and the number of cases keeps growing.  So much so that multidistrict litigation may consolidate cases, filed in state courts around the country, into one mass tort or MDL in Florida or Illinois. It is the latest, [continue reading…]

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