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Record $1 Bill Against J&J Over Defective Metal Hip

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 5, 2016 ~ It might be a new record in defective medical devices. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics has been hit with more than $1 billion in damages to be paid to six plaintiffs injured by their Pinnacle metal hip implant.  The jurors found the [continue reading…]

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…]

Doctor Sunshine – What You May Want to Know About Your Doctor’s Conflicts of Interest

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 4, 2016 ~ Questions have been raised by readers – Is my doctor receiving funds from the industry that makes the medical devices or drugs they are using?  Is your doctor in a relationship with a device company as a preceptor, teacher, and consultant?  How might that change [continue reading…]

J&J Cuts 3,000 Jobs in Medical Device Sector Due To Weak Performance

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Mesh News Desk, January 19, 2016,  ~ Johnson & Johnson will cut about 3,000 jobs in its medical device division. The company based in New Brunswick, New Jersey made that announcement Tuesday. The  workforce cutback represents  more than 2 percent of J&J employees globally and 4-6% of medical device workers. “These actions recognize the changing [continue reading…]

FDA Expert Panel Meets Sept. 24 Over Controversial Essure Birth Control Device

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MND, July, 23, 2015 ~ The following is from the FDA’s website.  The issue of the controversial Essure birth control implant has made the headlines. Women claim they have been injured by the implant which is made by Bayer HealthCare.  The implant is placed through the vagina and into the fallopian tube to prevent [continue reading…]

REPEAL THE BIOMATERIALS ACCESS ASSURANCE ACT OF ’98

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives This petition will be delivered to: U.S. House of Representatives REPEAL THE BIOMATERIALS ACCESS ASSURANCE ACT OF ’98 We, the undersigned, call on the United States House of Representatives to consider repealing the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 and hold any supplier of raw material such as Dacron, [continue reading…]

Report Finds Doctors Still Using Power Morcellator Despite the Risks

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned a medical device could spread deadly uterine cancer, many doctors and hospitals are still using it. The power morcellator made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was removed from the market after the FDA warned it could spread undetected uterine cancers. A report in the [continue reading…]

Wall Street Journal: Transvaginal Mesh and $800,000 Conflicts of Interest

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk, March 14, 2014 ~ Some of the names in this story may sound familiar, primary among them  Dr. Vincente Lucente. He was one of the doctors mentioned during the Linda Gross transvaginal mesh trial naming manufacturer Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson). Lucente was one of the young doctors brought under the wing [continue reading…]

When the Sales Rep is in the Operating Room

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

One of our very smart readers,  Jade, brought this article to my attention.  Imaging your doctor learning about a new medical device in a weekend cadaver clinic. Then image your doctor being schooled on use of the device, how to implant it for example, with the sales rep in the operating room along with [continue reading…]

Pap Smears: A Technican Speaks Out About Problems and Profits

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

June 20, 2013 ~Mark K. is a laboratory technician whose job it is to read PAP smears, the annual test recommended to screen for cervical cancer for most women. In a rare insider opinion, he shares with readers of MDND what he feels is not working. It is a rare look at what many [continue reading…]

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