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UK Woman Notes Changes to J&J Website

Seems a bit strange if you visit these websites  particularly Ethicon and you try to access SUI and POP products, you get an  access denied message.  Hernia lighter meshes are accessible.
If they have nothing to hide why are they hiding  products that previously were vigorously marketed and easily  accessed?
Type TVT-O of Gynecare in the search area for Ethicon  and you get an access denied message.
http://ethiconproducts.co.uk/
http://www.jnj.com/healthcare-products/medical-technologies
Click on the urological surgery link and even then they  are listing non-surgical options before surgery, with  list of questions  for your surgeon.  A link is provided for your zip code so you can speak to a doctor but still you cannot get information  on SUI and POP products that were easily accessible before.  Doing it by  the book it seems.  A bit too late for that now….
 
 

7 Comments

  1. Barbara Dykes says:

    That is Strange. Here in USA I found J&J Prolift being sold on E-BAY! That gives me confidence that former employees are making extra dollars selling PROLIFT kits made by Johnson and Johnson.

  2. Kitty says:

    January this year AUGS position is that Polyproylene mesh is the best for SUI —the report went on to say it is safe. I heard one of these Drs.from the Midurethral Sling Task Force (SEE BELOW) offer the sling to a patient in the holding room(curtain) next to me–this past January 2014—- I’m not sure what else she was having done. I heard his voice. I was getting prepped by another Dr to have my sling being taken out because it eroded thru my vagina. I was shocked that this was going on.

    Midurethral Sling Task Force

    This position statement was drafted by members Charles Nager, Paul Tulikangas, and Dennis Miller from AUGS and Eric Rovner and Howard Goldman from SUFU

    • msm says:

      OMG! Here’s a quote from the AUGS FAQ for providers:

      “Does the evidence indicate that mid-urethral slings are safe in the treatment of SUI?

      The MUS is the most studied anti-incontinence procedure in medical history. Furthermore, it is likely that more

      individuals have undergone this surgical procedure for the treatment of SUI than any other. The difficulties and

      complications associated with mid-urethral slings are similar in character to that seen with non-mesh procedures (bladder outlet obstruction, urinary tract injury, dyspareunia, pain, etc.) with the exception of vaginal mesh exposure and mesh perforations into the urinary tract.”

      Look at the last half of the last sentence. As if exposure and perforations doesn’t matter!

      http://www.augs.org/p/bl/et/blogid=16&blogaid=194

      • msm says:

        Also from the American Urogynecologic Society. This is from the patient FAQ. Compare that to the provider FAQ above. That is criminal. How is exposure and perforation considered minor and repairable? If exposure results in infection, AMS themselves say that the entire sling may need to be removed. That’s NOT minor. At least not for the patient. Why don’t they mention the possibility of exposure and erosion to the patient if it is so rare and minor? They’re purposely withholding information. If the providers use that FAQ for their patients, there is no informed consent. Unbelievable! Sorry to rant, but I’m mad!

        Are mid-urethral slings safe?

        The mid-urethral sling is considered safe and effective by the US Food and Drug Administration

        (FDA). As with any surgery, complications can occur but they are typically minor and can usually

        be repaired.

        • Kitty says:

          what redemption for a flash mob of injured women to go to Miller’s office with wagons filled with diapers, pads, catheters, baby wipes—women in wheel chairs and walkers

  3. Kitty says:

    made a mistake there are 60 comments on regulations.gov. We have nothing to fear by making a comment as we believe we were injured by mesh and we simply would like more studies done. Its quite coincidental that thousands of women who have been implanted by mesh have these injuries. I believe men would be quite upset if mesh camethruout of their penis’. Are women simply hysterical hypocondriacs and can;t handle pain?Oh Yes—-most of us went through Transitional labor pain–the worst pain I ever went through—but it was over in an hour or two. Now we have pain

    that isn’t over in an hour— We know what pain is—- If you were injured or know a family member go to regulations.gov and make a comment. We cannot be gagged.

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