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What Exactly is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

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

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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Pelvic Mesh Implant Procedures Halted in Scotland

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 23, 2016 ~ Journalist Marion Scott continues her headline-making reporting on pelvic mesh implant procedures for Scotland’s Daily Record. On Tuesday, Health Secretary Alex Neil suspended surgeries using pelvic mesh (transvaginal mesh)  for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) pending an independent safety [continue reading…]

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Reporters Resource on Covering Pelvic Mesh Issues

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story!  There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today! 100,000 product liability lawsuits concerning [continue reading…]

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Broadly Covers Transvaginal POP Mesh Issue with MND Input

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk, January 7, 2015 ~ Your editor, Jane Akre was interviewed for this January 5th story in “Broadly” a unit of the HBO show VICE. Read the story here.   Reporter Gabby Bess was seeking a comment on the new Food and Drug Administration rule that reclassifies mesh used for pelvic organ [continue reading…]

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Four Years Ago: FDA Where Are You on Pelvic Mesh Proposals?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MND, September 11, 2015 ~ It’s been four years this past week (September 8, 9, 2011)  that the FDA convened a panel of “experts”  to form the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. Their goal was to discuss the five-fold increase in complications associated with pelvic mesh.   The [continue reading…]

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FDA Loosens its Leash on Medical Device Makers

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making it a little easier on medical device manufacturers to “tweak” their product without having the burden of reapplying for permission to market. Last week, the FDA announced it would not require manufacturers to alert the agency when changes are made to a device unless the change [continue reading…]

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Speak to the FDA Now!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

  Midnight Wednesday July 30, the opportunity ends to weigh into the FDA concerning the reclassification of POP mesh to class III or a high-risk device which it certainly is. Mesh will never survive that scrutiny. Mesh News Desk and Corporate Action Network, a consumer group, are asking you to share the link below [continue reading…]

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Boston Scientific Opening Arguments in Mass. Court

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Today was Day One for opening arguments in the trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific being heard in Middlesex Co. Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.  It appears to be the first product liability trial against Boston Scientific, maker of transvaginal mesh.  The case is being heard before Judge Diane M. Kottmyer and could [continue reading…]

Women's Open Letter to Doctors – The Truth About Pelvic Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

The letter below is from Noni Wideman, researcher extraordinaire! and long time contributor to Mesh News Desk and her own Links on Mesh, a Facebook page. Here. This is a letter you may want to share with your medical practitioners or anyone who needs an update on the current crisis in women’s healthcare. Thank [continue reading…]

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