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Opioids, FDA

Opioids for Pelvic Pain – What Are the Alternatives?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 23, 2016 ~ Douglas Scott got an ultimatum from his wife – wean yourself off opioid medication, he began to treat pain after two car accidents, or expect changes at home. Today Mr. Scott is narcotics free. Instead he entered a program and spent five weeks, six hours [continue reading…]

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Noni Wideman to Consumers Union Concerning Pelvic Mesh

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk, March 14, 2016 ~ Noni Wideman, a survivor of a polypropylene mesh implant, writes the following letter to Consumers Union.   CU and specifically Lisa McGiffert have been involved in the pelvic mesh issue through Safe Patient Project, proposing that medical devices carry a warranty not unlike the refrigerator you buy. [continue reading…]

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FDA Approves New American Medical System Transvaginal Mesh Sling

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

American Medical Systems (AMS) has just received FDA clearance to market a new incontinence sling, according to a press release that appears in the Wall Street Journal. The RetroArc Retropubic Sling System received the Food the Drug Administration’s 510(k) clearance, a standard that does not require any clinical trials but relies on naming a [continue reading…]

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Bard Opening Arguments in Federal Transvaginal Mesh Case

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

July 9, 2013 ~“Our job together is to figure out the facts. Trust is a sacred and powerful thing. Although a corporation may be doing good work, if you find they failed in warning, making and manufacturing this device, you must hold them accountable.” That was the opening statement from attorney Henry Garrard who [continue reading…]

Michelle Koski, MD

Survey: Transvaginal Mesh Advertising Frightens Patients

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

May 28, 2013 ~ Medscape Medical News reports that all of those ads you see on television warning about the complications from transvaginal mesh are worrying women and raising a red flag about whether it is a viable option, but not scaring them away.  Story is here. Women from two urology and urogynecolocy clinics [continue reading…]

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Day 24: Linda Gross v. Ethicon J&J Case Goes to Jury in First Vaginal Mesh Trial

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

February 19, 2013 ~  In this first lawsuit to go to trial over whether the Ethicon unit of Johnson & Johnson properly designed the Prolift vaginal mesh implant, nine jurors received instructions this morning from Judge Carol Higbee in the Atlantic City, New Jersey courtroom. Jurors are required to accept the ‘The Charge’ of [continue reading…]

Day 21: Linda Gross v. Ethicon Expert Says Prolift Did Not Injure Gross

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

February 11, 2013 ~  The trial of Linda Gross v. Ethicon started late in the day around noon on Day 21 of the proceedings.  Apparently legal arguments were taking place off camera and out of the ear of the jury. The case has now gone to Ethicon to refute the evidence presented so far. [continue reading…]

Why We Are Here ~ To Put a Face on Adverse Events

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

January 31, 2013 ~ Quite simply put the reason we are here at Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MDND) is to calculate the human toll of complications from the unregulated world of medical devices. Most Americans do not understand that the vast majority of medical devices 75-90% approved in the U.S. bypass any safety [continue reading…]

Teresa and David Sawyer, America Now

America Now: Routine Surgery Dangerous for Women

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

May 14, 2012 ~ The syndicated show, America Now, ran a story last week on Teresa Sawyer of TVTNo.org and also the subject of a Patient Profile in MDND. Here is our story that ran last August. In the video story, Routine Surgery Dangerous for Women, Sawyer told reporter Craig Thomas (from WTOL)  they [continue reading…]

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The Future of Mesh Sales is Rosy Says Market Research Group

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

April 24, 2012 ~ Even though the number of lawsuits against synthetic mesh manufacturers is growing by the day, surgical mesh products are expected to surge in sales in 2012, according to the Millennium Research Group (MRG). The group interviewed 181 U.S. surgeons (gynecologists, urologists and urogynecologists) in November and December of last year. [continue reading…]

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