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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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Mesh Settlements and Pudendal Neuralgia

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 21, 2016 ~ Mesh Settlements- Will You Say Yes? You may recall earlier this year, Johnson & Johnson made an offer to settle up to 3,000 lawsuits filed by women who claim injuries from the company’s pelvic mesh.  The $120 million settlement would result in an average amount of [continue reading…]

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What Exactly is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

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Mesh News Desk, August 17, 2016 ~ You’ve heard the term “pelvic organ prolapse” and may have seen the shortcut POP.  But what does it mean and how likely are to be be affected by this condition? What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Many women are unaware of the medical condition known as pelvic organ [continue reading…]

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

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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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Talc & Cancer: Epithelial Ovarian Tumors are Most Common

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Women’s Health News Desk, August 12, 2016 ~ Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer. This article is part of a series written by Nurse Practitioner Eva Hvingelby, NP, PhD.  She has been working in health care for over 25 years with a focus on traumatic injury and terminal illness.  Hvingelby works with Dr. Greg Vigna, [continue reading…]

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Talc and Cancer: How Does Talc Get to the Ovary?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 13, 2016 ~  You’ve heard the verdicts from  a number of lawsuits that claim the use of talcum powder led to ovarian cancer. Juries have overwhelmingly agreed with the plaintiffs. Johnson & Johnson, maker of Baby Powder, says the link is highly speculative. One cannot argue with the [continue reading…]

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Talc & Ovarian Cancer – Staying Healthy after Treatment

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Women’s Health News Desk, August 11, 2016 ~ As part of our series on the use of talcum powder and its suspected link to ovarian cancer, author Eva Hvingelby, NP PhD writes about keeping healthy after you have been treated for cancer. Juries have found enough evidence to award plaintiffs $55 million in recent [continue reading…]

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Talc & Cancer : How Does Chemotherapy Work?

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Women’s Health News Desk, August 10, 2016 ~ How does Chemotherapy Work? by Eva Hvingelby, NP PhD Chemotherapy uses drugs that have been designed to kill certain types of cells, often by interfering with their ability to reproduce. Chemotherapy is provided in a way that enables the entire body to absorb the medication. The [continue reading…]

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August – Five Years of Mesh News Desk

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August- Happy Anniversary Mesh News Desk Welcome to Mesh News Desk, Your Resource for mesh-related news and information. We hope you are enjoying your summer. This site began five years ago this month when pelvic mesh litigation was just beginning.  Today there  more than 100,000 lawsuits filed in the U.S. alone and as well [continue reading…]

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Caldera Medical May Pay Restitution To Pelvic Mesh Injured

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 1, 2016 ~ The following is an article written by “Samantha” who is one of the 4,000  plaintiffs in the Caldera Medical pelvic mesh litigation. She does not want to be identified because she still may seek representation. On her own she has forged inroads to stop the “no [continue reading…]

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