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What’s Added to Plastic Mesh?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, March 7, 2017~ By now readers  may understand that most mesh, whether for hernia repair or to treat prolapse and/or incontinence, is made of the plastic polypropylene (PP).  But you may not know about the chemical smorgasbord that accompanies the PP. There is no other way to say it [continue reading…]

Pelvic Mesh and Hernia Mesh- Is There Any Difference?

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 4, 2017 ~ The origin of the female surgical mesh devices is hernia mesh. It was assumed prolapse was simply the female form of a hernia.    Is all surgical mesh the same? By now readers of Mesh News Desk understand whether mesh is used for hernia repair, [continue reading…]

Lawsuits Scheduled for Ethicon’s Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, October 25, 2016 ~  The first lawsuits have been scheduled for the Ethicon Physiomesh, a hernia mesh used for repairs. The hernia mesh has been removed from the global market after reports it degraded inside patients and did not function as intended.   Medical professionals had until September 16, [continue reading…]

MESH MESS – Banned Pelvic Mesh Receives New Life as a Breast Lift

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 12, 2016 ~ Failed Pelvic Mesh to be Used to Lift Breasts  According to its patent application, a  controversial polypropylene plastic pelvic mesh, that is banned for sale in both the U.S. and Australia and is the subject of litigation, may find new life with a new application [continue reading…]

Honor July and Medicine in the Public Interest

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Welcome to Mesh News Desk, July 2016 Welcome to Mesh News Desk (MND), also known as Mesh Medical Device News Desk. For five years, MND has been covering the issue of pelvic mesh and will continue to do so until it is on the front page of every newspaper, every day. That’s where it belongs!  We [continue reading…]

MYTH BUSTERS Part Two – What Women Are Told Today About Pelvic Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 30, 2016 ~ This is part two of a multi-part series uncovering common myths related to pelvic mesh. The Myths keep growing and changing. Myth Busters Part One can be found here while Myth Busters Part Three can be found here.   Myth #4 – We Don’t Use ‘That [continue reading…]

FDA Acknowledges Potential for Counterfeit Raw Material from China in Boston Scientific Mesh

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Mesh News Desk, April 1, 2016 ~  FDA says it will rely on Boston Scientific tests of its own mesh! Citizen Petition shows Toxic selenium in polypropylene pellet samples.  FDA does not recommend pelvic mesh removals at this time.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) acknowledged today it is aware that some of [continue reading…]

Judge’s Order to Boston Sci – DO NOT Destroy Chinese Pelvic Mesh or Docs!

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MND, Feb 16, 2016 ~ In a move reminiscent of the document destruction by Johnson & Johnson, a Texas state district judge has ordered Boston Scientific Co. not to destroy any documents or materials pertaining to the Chinese mesh the company smuggled from China. Harris Co. District Court Judge Jaclanel McFarland ordered the company [continue reading…]

RICO Suit Accuses Boston Scientific of Fraud in Smuggling Defective Pelvic Mesh from China

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Mesh News Desk, January 15, 2016 ~ This week the Mostyn law firm of Houston filed a federal racketeering lawsuit against Boston Scientific, the transvaginal mesh manufacturer already the focus of thousands of pelvic mesh actions in federal court in West Virginia.   The charge – Boston Scientific (BSX) knowingly smuggled and used counterfeit [continue reading…]

Urogynecologist Dr. Walker Talks Mesh Removals and Worst Offenders

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Mesh News Desk, June 8, 2015 ~ Dr. Christopher Walker is a Urogynecologist located in Orlando, Florida. His practice focuses on urogynecology and female pelvic reconstruction.   His office link Besturogyn.com is here.  This month he is also a supporter of Mesh News Desk.  Mesh News Desk editor, Jane Akre recently interviewed Dr. Walker [continue reading…]

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