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Welcome October- Media Tsunami Over Mesh Mess

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Welcome October 2017 to Mesh Medical Device News Desk~   This past month has seen an incredible uptick in the number of mainstream media stories generated on the mesh controversy.  Canadian television, Australia, UK, Scotland  – all front page stories on the mesh controversy! Calls from media coming into Mesh News Desk (Mesh Medical Device [continue reading…]

BBC Radio: Reporter Scott on Transvaginal Mesh and Parliament

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 28, 2017 ~ Scotland’s Sunday Mail journalist, Marion Scott,  talks to BBC Radio this morning about the transvaginal mesh issues that will be presented to a Parliamentary Petitions Committee today. Eight minutes into this interview, the presenters review why an expert contributor to a Scottish official report on [continue reading…]

Scottish Mesh Campaigners Blast Official Report Before Parliamentary Committee

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 27, 2017 ~ An official report by Scottish medical experts on the pelvic mesh mess in that country, is being called a “whitewash” and Thursday, campaigners, who have resigned in disgust, take their outrage directly to a Parliamentary Committee. Scotland is once again taking the lead in making [continue reading…]

Scotland Calls for International Summit on Mesh Crisis

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 26, 2017 ~ Scotland was the first country to call on a ban on the use of polypropylene (PP) transvaginal mesh after hundreds of injured women came forward. It was the first to say NO to an official report. Now the former health secretary is calling for international action.  [continue reading…]

Can You Change Your Law Firm?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 26, 2017 reposted from May 15, 2017 ~ Can you change law firms if you are unhappy with your representation? Get your retainer agreement out and look at the fine print is a first place to start. This article is being reposted because so many of you call [continue reading…]

Docs Still Support Mid-Urethral Slings

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 22, 2017 ~ Many doctors cling to the assessment of their medical societies that mid-urethral slings, also known as polypropylene “tape” or “hammocks,” are the Gold Standard for the treatment of incontinence.   The only thing that seems to be changing a bit is the realization that there [continue reading…]

Hernia Mesh Leaving Men in Pain – BBC

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 21, 2017 ~ With a million hernia operations annually, according to the US Hernia Society, men in Northern Ireland have gone public with their mesh complications, as reported by the BBC.  The BBC (here) is reporting on men in pain following their hernia mesh implants. Following the very [continue reading…]

Supreme Court Decision Forces Talc Plaintiffs Out of MO Court

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk (MND), September 20, 2017 ~ We are seeing out fall out from a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Not only will mesh-injured women be forced out of a plaintiff-friendly Philadelphia court, but a number of talc-injured women are being ousted from the Missouri court that has delivered $300 million [continue reading…]

Pelvic Meshes Removed from Australian Market

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 18, 2017 ~ A Senate inquiry continues in Australia today and Tuesday as Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific present evidence on the safety and efficacy of the pelvic mesh devices. Meanwhile two meshes have been removed from the Australian market. Joanne McCarthy a reporter for Australia’s The [continue reading…]

FDA Pilot Program Helps Manufacturers Streamline Approval of Medical Devices

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 18, 2017 ~ The FDA spends much of its resources working with device and drug manufacturers to help ease their way to market. Here is another example of a newly announced pilot program that will help do just that.  Unlike drugs, high-risk medical devices, even some permanently implanted, [continue reading…]

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