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Patient Advocate Tells Story of ” I Am Not Alone”

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk, August 29, 2016 ~ This unnamed patient advocate reports to Mesh News Desk on the  condition of a mesh implanted woman who is fighting for her life at this hour. “One of Caldera Medical, Inc”s. co-inventing surgeons who owns patents with Caldera Medical, Inc.’s CEO has an implant victim laying in [continue reading…]

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Caldera Final Pelvic Mesh Settlement Deadline Facing Opposition

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Mesh News Desk, June 10, 2016 ~ Editor’s Note: We’ve called her “Samantha” and at the present time she, along with a few other women, are attempting to opt out of a mandated pelvic mesh settlement offered by mesh manufacturer, Caldera Medical.   You may recall in February, Agoura Hills, California based – Caldera Medical, [continue reading…]

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Public Citizen: Big Pharma Pays Big Civil and Criminal Penalties

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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…]


FDA to Consider Reclassifying Trocars Used to Place Surgical Pelvic Mesh

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Mesh News Desk, March 14, 2016 ~ When mesh kits were first developed and marketed in the U.S. in the mid 2000’s, they came complete with precut mesh and what’s known as a trocar. What are trocars? A trocar is a stainless steel needle attached generally to a plastic handle that resemble hooks.  A [continue reading…]

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Drugwatch: How the FDA Has Let Women Down

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Drugwatch, a publication of the Petersen law firm, goes above and beyond in this article ‘How the FDA has Let Down Women.” The agency has dropped the ball on women’s health issues from the power morcellator to the Essure birth control device, surgical pelvic mesh and on and on.  Reporter, researcher, Michele Llamas writes [continue reading…]

FDA Must Reclassify Synthetic Mesh Now!

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October 2, 2014   Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration Department of Health and Human Services   Jeffrey E. Shuren, M.D., J.D. Director, Center for Devices and Radiologic Health Food and Drug Administration Department of Health and Human Services   Dear Drs. Hamburg and Shuren, We, the supporters and members of [continue reading…]

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Open Letter to Doctors – A Serious Concern as Doctors Divide

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Editorial- Jane Akre, MND – In July 2011 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Communication that surgical mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) carried more risks than benefits and was “of serious concern.”  See the notice here. Mesh erosion can “require multiple surgeries to repair and can be [continue reading…]

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June – Watching and Waiting for News of Mesh Settlements, Reclassification

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Tensions are beginning to get strained over the extremely long wait for justice for the mesh- injured. Welcome to Mesh News Desk aka MMDND your source for all news mesh-related. Much is happening at this time but much of it is behind the scenes.   Take for example, the recent announcement that Endo/AMS had decided [continue reading…]

Harvard Researchers Take FDA's Device Approvals to Task

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Using documents that recently came to light, Harvard researchers have traced a troubling approval process within the Food and Drug Administration that allows medical devices to be sold with little oversight. Essentially the supplemental application resembles the agency’s 510(k) process that allows medical devices to be marketed without clinical trials. The paper is reported [continue reading…]

Number of Websites Addressing Mesh Pain & Info Explodes Globally

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It doesn’t seem like it was that long ago when the issue of polypropylene mesh used for surgery was known by a few people. Truth in Medicine was probably the first website devoted to mesh injuries. Mesh Medical Device News Desk (Mesh News Desk) came along in the summer of 2011. Today there has [continue reading…]

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