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Attorney Mostyn Takes Boston Sci Counterfeit Mesh Issue to Scottish Parliament

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 19, 2016 ~ The Daily Record, a newspaper in Scotland, reports Houston attorney Steve Mostyn recently took documents to members of Scotland’s Parliament to convince them that Boston Scientific (BSC) bought  counterfeit raw mesh material from China to make its transvaginal mesh implanted in hundreds if not thousands of [continue reading…]

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New York Times on the Growing Patient Advocacy Field

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 5, 2016 ~ Patient Advocates, a Growing Field It is a new cottage industry, patient advocacy,  and it’s born out of a complicated healthcare industry and the unequal power between the medical establishment and insurance and patients. Patient Advocates are a growing industry and at the present time [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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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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How to Avoid and Deal with Pelvic Mesh Litigation

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  Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~  That is the title of an article in August issue of UroToday by Dr. Matthew Karlovsky. Dr. Karlovsky, a board certified urologist, is with Arizona State Urological Institute in Phoenix in the Division of Female Pelvic Health. He is fellowship training is in women’s [continue reading…]

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Canadian Coverage of Mesh Complications Continues

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June 28, 2016,  Mesh Medical Device News Desk~ Canadian Television news recently did a report on Canadian women living with the aftereffects of painful pelvic mesh. The video features Chrissy Brajcic, 40, of Windsor Ontario who has been hospitalized with repeated infections, nausea, vomit and pain even though her removal of pelvic mesh was [continue reading…]

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Public Citizen: Big Pharma Pays Big Civil and Criminal Penalties

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 18, 2016 ~ Public Citizen is going back in time 25 years to give a big picture look at the penalties Big Pharma has paid out.  While financial news networks act like cheerleaders about Big Pharma and its big profits, the consumer group Public Citizen reports on the [continue reading…]

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Project Censored: Promoting Media Literacy, Democracy and Pelvic Mesh News!

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February 29, 2016 ~ Finally!   Some media coverage on the issue of pelvic mesh. In an in-depth conversation,  Micky Huff and Peter Phillips of Project Censored talked at length with your editor, Jane Akre about transvaginal mesh, the problems, the issues the failings of our FDA.   This interview was heard in 32 [continue reading…]

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Scotland’s Daily Record Reports on Reckless Charges by US Attorney to US Mesh Makers

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Mesh News Desk, February 21, 2016 ~ While it is across the ocean the Daily Record and Sunday Mail (here) and Scottish reporter Marion Scott continues to follow the mesh controversy in the U.S. – more closely than any mainstream US media.  This Sunday, Scott follows the Carlino trial that just concluded in Philadelphia [continue reading…]

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Patients Require Long-Term Tracking for Hernia Mesh Infections

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  Mesh News Desk, February 1, 2016 ~ General Surgery News reports January 26, 2016 on a long-term study of hernia patients finds infections can take more than a year to emerge and infections are very common. The study, conducted by the Carolinas Medical Center, in Charlotte, N.C.  found anywhere from 17 percent to 66 [continue reading…]

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