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Keeton, December 2014, Wash. DC

Lana Keeton’s Disaster Recovery Fund

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

If you have been involved in the pelvic mesh issue for any time, likely you  have talked to Lana Keeton. The tough talking Texan walks the walk and talks the talk.  A former steel broker, Keeton helped gather the 2008 FDA Safety Alert about pelvic mesh and again for 2011 when the FDA finally [continue reading…]

Keeton at Hart Senate Office Dec 2014

Patient Advocate Lana Keeton Sues J&J, FDA for Criminal Obstruction of Justice – Dead Women Matter!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Lana Keeton has probably done more to bring awareness of the pelvic mesh mess than any single individual. She has spoken to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), held rallies in Washington, D.C., testified to the expert panel convened to discuss transvaginal mesh in September 2011. Having worked within the system for so long, [continue reading…]

David & Teresa Sawyer of TVTNo.org

David and Teresa Sawyer Establish Patient Advocacy Group TVTNO.org

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

May 31, 2012 ~  David and Teresa Sawyer from Curtice, Ohio faced a traumatic introduction to a medical device that would change their lives. When Teresa was implanted with a transvaginal tape (TVT) bladder lift in February 2010 she had an almost immediate reaction. Teresa explains “my whole body went nuts.” She says, “I [continue reading…]

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Consumer Reports Campaign email Alerts Million About Defective Medical Devices

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MARCH 12, 2012 ~ How bad are medical devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration? Reuters reports (here) that Consumer Reports believes they are very bad. The president of the 76-year-old publication wrote in an email to 1 million subscribers this year that, “The implant that fixed your knee or your heart [continue reading…]

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