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AUGS Survey on Pelvic Mesh Complications

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 21, 2016 ~  Consumers injured by pelvic mesh may want to reach out to the medical group with a specialty in female pelvic health. This survey Note * Please check the “Other” box to add any comments.  The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) has created a survey to learn [continue reading…]

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*Latest* Scotland Calls for Criminal Investigation into Counterfeit Mesh Allegations Against Boston Scientific

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 20, 2016 ~ Scottish campaigners call for a criminal investigation into pelvic mesh made with polypropylene from China.  Thanks to Scottish reporter Marion Scott for supplying the stories.  Mesh campaigners in Scotland are calling on a criminal investigation into allegations that substandard counterfeit raw material was used to [continue reading…]

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Attorney Mostyn Takes Boston Sci Counterfeit Mesh Issue to Scottish Parliament

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 19, 2016 ~ The Daily Record, a newspaper in Scotland, reports Houston attorney Steve Mostyn recently took documents to members of Scotland’s Parliament to convince them that Boston Scientific (BSC) bought  counterfeit raw mesh material from China to make its transvaginal mesh implanted in hundreds if not thousands of [continue reading…]

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Defective Pelvic Meshes Remain on the Market

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 8, 2016 ~ Pelvic meshes found detective in a court of law remain on the market even though the Food and Drug Administration says it can take action against defective devices. Does the difference lie in the definition of “defective”? The U.S Food and Drug Administration has been [continue reading…]

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UCLA Partners With Mesh News Desk On Autoimmune Registry of Pelvic Mesh Complications

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 30, 2016 ~ An autoimmune registry is a dream of Hope Pagano, a mesh-injured woman who developed Lupus shortly after her pelvic mesh implant surgery.   Hope felt, as many of you do, that someone should be looking at the autoimmune reactions that women with pelvic mesh implanted [continue reading…]

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Patient Advocate Tells Story of ” I Am Not Alone”

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Mesh News Desk, August 29, 2016 ~ This unnamed patient advocate reports to Mesh News Desk on the  condition of a mesh implanted woman who is fighting for her life at this hour. “One of Caldera Medical, Inc”s. co-inventing surgeons who owns patents with Caldera Medical, Inc.’s CEO has an implant victim laying in [continue reading…]

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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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What Should Informed Consent Look Like?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 12, 2016 ~ What is informed consent? If you had to advise others, what should true “informed consent” look like prior to transvaginal or hernia mesh surgery?   What have you learned after the fact?  Informed Consent. You may have heard the term in a medical context. Informed [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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Australia Wants You to Report Your Mesh Adverse Events

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Mesh News Desk, August 2, 2016 ~ The TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration) is the Australian version of our U.S. Food and Drug Administration.   The following notice was posted by the government today. TGA urges reporting of adverse events 2 August 2016 As part of its ongoing monitoring of the safety of urogynaecological surgical [continue reading…]

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