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Public Citizen: Big Pharma Pays Big Civil and Criminal Penalties

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 18, 2016 ~ Public Citizen is going back in time 25 years to give a big picture look at the penalties Big Pharma has paid out.  While financial news networks act like cheerleaders about Big Pharma and its big profits, the consumer group Public Citizen reports on the [continue reading…]

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Suffering in Silence: Nonie Wideman ~ Canadian Child Advocate and Rancher Sidelined By Transvaginal Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Nonie Wideman might be considered one of those angels on earth who pays it forward by taking into her home kids with all sorts of special and emotional needs – those who have suffered trauma and abuse, autism, ADHD, fetal alcohol syndrome, and handicaps, among other issues. Wideman, 57, and her husband Bob, 65, [continue reading…]

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Politics Gives a Pass to Negligent Doctors, Drug and Device Makers

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

March 20, 2012 ~ The advocacy group, Public Citizen in a letter (here) to Congress issued Monday, March 19 calls on the U.S. House to Reject the medical liability bill called H.R. 5. The House may vote this week on the legislation called the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare Act. It essentially shields [continue reading…]

Sick of Suffering in Silence

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

MARCH 19, 2012 ~ By Jane Akre    A story before I tell this story.  I was commissioned to write a 2,100 word piece for the Chicago-based magazine “In These Times.”  I had pitched the long-time editor and he said they were very interested. Great I thought. The money wasn’t much but the exposure for [continue reading…]

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Former FDA Director Joins Public Citizen in Device Recall Petition

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

DECEMBER 23, 2011 ~ The consumer group Public Citizen frequently calls for the recall of dangerous drugs or medical devices including a petition last August calling for the recall of synthetic surgical mesh from the market because of the complication rate and a failure to show a benefit over risk (here). 

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Public Citizen: Recall Synthetic Surgical Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

AUGUST 25, 2011 – Synthetic surgical mesh is implanted into women for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence and now Public Citizen is calling for a ban citing the needless exposure of patients to serious, life-altering complications. Synthetic mesh used for pelvic surgeries, and hernia repair in men, is made of a [continue reading…]

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