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Sharee Winslow- Defective metal hip

FDA Panel – No Decision on Metal Hips

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

  June 30, 2012 ~The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) convened an 18-member expert panel to look at the large number of complications arising from metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacements in patients. Dr. William Rohr opened the proceedings on June 27 saying they were not there to discuss reclassification of the hip, and the [continue reading…]

Alex Gorsky, CEO J & J

New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

  It will be interesting to watch how Alex Gorsky, 51, handles his new job and all that comes with it. As of April 26, he is in charge of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as its Chief Executive Officer. He also inherited a massive number of lawsuits from surgical mesh and defective metal hip [continue reading…]

Metal Hip, Courtesy:  WikiCommons

FDA Expert Panel to Assess Metal Hips

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

The FDA has scheduled a two-day expert panel review of metal-on-metal hips as concerns mount about patient injuries. The June 27-28 gathering (location yet to be announced) will include researchers, patients, doctors and scientists to decide whether or not the agency needs to do a better job protecting patients in light of the high [continue reading…]

DePuy ASR Hip, The Daily Mail UK

Johnson & Johnson Began Phasing out DePuy Defective Hip Prior to Recall

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

March 23, 2012 ~ This has not been a good week for Johnson & Johnson. First word that it sold the transvaginal surgical mesh, ProLift, without getting any sort of FDA approval in advance (see background story here). Now the New York Times (NYT) (here) is reporting that J&J began phasing out the DePuy [continue reading…]

Lana Keeton in Washington, D.C. March 22, 2012

Call to Action: Citizens Lend Support to Sound Devices Act

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

March 23, 2012 ~ The SAFETY OF UNTESTED AND NEW DEVICES (SOUND DEVICES) ACT OF 2012 is a critical step to stop others from being harmed by untested, unsafe medical devices like synthetic surgical mesh, say patients harmed by synthetic surgical mesh. The Sound Devices Act, introduced by Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA)  will give [continue reading…]

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