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Welcome to Mesh News Desk September 2016

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Welcome to Mesh News Desk, September 2016~ If you are new to the mesh mess you have come to the right place! Mesh Medical Device News Desk has been focusing on news surrounding the pelvic mesh fiasco for five plus years now. This is a news and information site and is not supported by [continue reading…]

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Where is J&J Talc Mined?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 5, 2016 ~ Mining Conglomerates Named in Talcum Powder/ Ovarian Cancer Lawsuits. Did the talcum powder that Johnson & Johnson used in its baby powder linked to ovarian cancer come from Australia?  That is what five women hope to prove in their lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and [continue reading…]

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Patient Advocates Wanted for Training

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If you have worked with others to help with mesh-induced injuries, this workshop may be the next step in your journey.  An Introductory Patient Training Workshop (attached and below) in DC on Oct 14-15 is offered by the National Center for Health Research.  The goal is to help patient advocates understand the research issues that [continue reading…]

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Patient Advocate Tells Story of ” I Am Not Alone”

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Mesh News Desk, August 29, 2016 ~ This unnamed patient advocate reports to Mesh News Desk on the  condition of a mesh implanted woman who is fighting for her life at this hour. “One of Caldera Medical, Inc”s. co-inventing surgeons who owns patents with Caldera Medical, Inc.’s CEO has an implant victim laying in [continue reading…]

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FDA Funding: Medical Device Makers and Lap Dog Watchdogs

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 29, 2016 ~ The medical device industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have reached tentative agreement on $1 billion in funding from the very industry it regulates. The Medical Device User Fee Agreement IV (MDUFA IV) will be delivered to Congress in January. It represents [continue reading…]

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Update on Upcoming Pelvic Mesh Trials

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Mesh News Desk, August 24, 2016 ~ Sort of like the weather, the schedule of pelvic mesh trials is consistently changing. Here is the latest. By now most Mesh News Desk readers know that the Edwards v. Ethicon trials will not begin in Charleston, WV on September 12.  Ms. Edwards had a TVT-O implanted and [continue reading…]

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Drug and Device Makers Pay Docs with Discipline Disputes

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 24, 2016 ~ Financial Conflicts of Interest, an ongoing concern in medicine.   Drug and Device Makers Pay Docs with Discipline Disputes This story is from ProPublica, Journalism in the Public Interest and published yesterday.  National Public Radio’s Shots blog also published the story. When a doctor harms [continue reading…]

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Study: Autoimmune Response to Transvaginal Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 21, 2016 ~ A study published this month is just the latest to confirm that there is an autoimmune response some women experience after a transvaginal mesh implant. It further dispels the notion many doctors believe that vaginal mesh complications are psychological in nature and just in a woman’s head. [continue reading…]

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Mesh Settlements and Pudendal Neuralgia

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 21, 2016 ~ Mesh Settlements- Will You Say Yes? You may recall earlier this year, Johnson & Johnson made an offer to settle up to 3,000 lawsuits filed by women who claim injuries from the company’s pelvic mesh.  The $120 million settlement would result in an average amount of [continue reading…]

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What Exactly is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

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Mesh News Desk, August 17, 2016 ~ You’ve heard the term “pelvic organ prolapse” and may have seen the shortcut POP.  But what does it mean and how likely are to be be affected by this condition? What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Many women are unaware of the medical condition known as pelvic organ [continue reading…]

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