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Scottish Health Sec. Alex Neil

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…]

Uphold, Boston Scientific, still on the market

FDA Rules To Reclassify POP Vaginal Mesh as High Risk!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

January 4, 2016 ~ An expert panel convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided in September 2011 that mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) should be reclassified as high risk from its moderate risk (Class II) status. Today, the FDA announced POP mesh would finally be reclassified as a [continue reading…]

New Day segment King-TV, Seattle July 22, 2015

Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Una Lee Offers Help to Pelvic Prolapse Patients

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

 MND, August 25, 2015 ~ King 5-TV in Seattle did a health segment in July on pelvic floor problems including prolapse and incontinence.  Featured was Dr. Una Lee of Virginia Mason Hospital, a urologist who trained under Dr. Shlomo Raz at UCLA. “Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Lee”  was sponsored by Virginia [continue reading…]

Dr. Shlomo Raz, UCLA Urology

Imaging Device: Translabial Ultrasound "Sees" Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

“I have removed more than 900 mesh for complications in the last 5-6 years. Translabial ultrasound is an important adjuvant to the diagnosis and treatment of this patients.” Those are the words of the leading mesh removal surgeon in the world, Dr. Shlomo Raz, MD in an exchange with Mesh News Desk. The Professor of [continue reading…]

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Endo Offers $830 Million to Settle 20K AMS Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits

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*This Just In* Late this afternoon, Endo Health Solutions announced it had reached an agreement with several law firms to settle in principle about 20,000 defective pelvic mesh lawsuits sold by its subsidiary American Medical Systems. Here is Endo’s news release. Here is Exhibit A: Resolution Framework: http://www.motleyrice.com/files/medical-devices/exhibit_a.pdf MR press release about the settlement [continue reading…]

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FDA: *IMPORTANT* How To Weigh in on Reclassifying Pelvic Mesh To High-Risk!

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

*NEW*  Readers of Mesh News Desk understand that the Food and Drug Administration has allowed  the polypropylene-based material onto the market to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence with very little scrutiny.  In fact, the 510(k) approval process is an approval to sell, and does not require safety and efficacy assurances. Now the agency [continue reading…]

Dr. C. Twiss, Urologist, U of Az.

Dr. Twiss Part II: On the Basics of Medicine and Biocompatible Materials for Transvaginal Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Christian Twiss, MD  is a surgeon at the University of Arizona’s Department of Surgery, division of urology. He is a Board Certified urologist by training with a subspecialty and certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS). Dr. Twiss studied with Dr. Shlomo Raz at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) between [continue reading…]

Dr. C. Twiss, Urologist, U of Az.

Dr. Twiss On Transvaginal Mesh, Removals, Concerns and Consent

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Christian Twiss, MD  is a surgeon at the University of Arizona’s Department of Surgery, division of urology. He is a Board Certified urologist by training with a sub-specialty and certification in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS). Dr. Twiss studied with Dr. Shlomo Raz at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) between [continue reading…]

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Breaking News! AMS Alleges "Scheme" to Profit from Transvaginal Mesh Injuries

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

A Mesh News Desk Exclusive ~ A hearing in federal court in West Virginia, Thursday, will determine whether American Medical Systems (AMS) can pursue allegations of what it calls a “scheme” to create fraudulent transvaginal mesh removal records for profit and to stack the deck against the mesh maker in ongoing federal litigation. The [continue reading…]

Jury Seated in C.R. Bard Federal Transvaginal Mesh Trial

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July 8, 2013~ Telling the courtroom that California would take three weeks to seat a jury, West Virginia U.S. District Court Judge Joseph R. Goodwin had a jury selected in just two hours in the first federal case naming a manufacturer of transvaginal mesh. C.R. Bard, maker of Avaulta meshes, is named as a [continue reading…]

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