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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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 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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Hello May- Doctor Duh!

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This story was originally submitted to the New York Times as an Op-Ed. It was not picked up. So far mainstream media has a blackout on this type of news, likely because of the potential advertisers who make these medical devices. I thought I would post it here for May because lately I’m hearing [continue reading…]

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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…]

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