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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…]

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

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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 of Ethicon to be a preceptor, or [continue reading…]

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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…]

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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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PBS "Need to Know" Friday, March 22 on FDA and Medical, Surgical Devices

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

March 22, 2013 ~ Friday night, March 22, Public Broadcasting (PBS) looks into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of medical devices and how so many enter the market with little review and oversight. The 510(k) process allows devices on the market after the manufacturer requests clearance from the FDA and names [continue reading…]

Fishing for Clients

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

December 15, 2012~ It’s unfortunate…. women and men injured by mesh and medical devices receive will sorts of solicitations online.  Some claim to be the Watchdog of America, on your side, and  fighting for justice… Beware, many are legal referral services.   Basically they take your email after you pour your heart out to them [continue reading…]

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