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Artist Illustrates Children’s Book on Mesh

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 11, 2017~  It certainly is one of the most creative ways to tell the story of transvaginal mesh.   Words written by Sling the Mesh founder, Kath Sansom.  See it here.  See one of the most effective social media tools ever – Cambridgeshire artist, Michelle Deyna-Hayward illustrates while Sling [continue reading…]

Sling the Mesh Campaign Taking Strong Steps

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 12, 2017~  Sling the Mesh, a campaign in the UK to have pelvic mesh removed from the market,  has made enormous strides in getting the word out about transvaginal mesh, made of polypropylene to treat incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.  The campaign, organized on Twitter and Facebook  (see [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…]

Hernia Mesh Leaving Men in Pain – BBC

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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…]

Pelvic Meshes Removed from Australian Market

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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…]

Wales TV and Mesh Campaign

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 16, 2017 ~ In the last two weeks, your editor has heard from six or more journalists, who want to know more about pelvic mesh. Thanks to the outreach globally by mesh campaigns in Australia, Scotland and the  UK to bring awareness. Their willingness to go public has [continue reading…]

International Media Headlines on Mesh Mess

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 24, 2017 ~ Unlike the U.S., the media in UK and AU have been making the mesh mess front page news. Here are some of the headlines recently.   SKY News coverage is here on an alleged cover up by the UK regulatory body concerning the under reporting of [continue reading…]

Ralph Nader Radio Hour on the Travesty of Mesh Complications

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 10, 2017 ~ Consumer advocate Ralph Nader interviews Dr. Robert Bendavid on hernia mesh and Jane Akre, editor of Mesh News Desk on the ubiquitous nature and complications of polypropylene meshes. He is known to most Americans as a consumer crusader who is responsible for establishing the Public [continue reading…]

Scottish Mesh Inquiry Blows-Up

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 23, 2017 ~ An official mesh inquiry has blown up in Scotland, falling short of  protecting the public, claim campaigners. A story in the Sunday Post from reporter Marion Scott (here) says an independent inquiry will be conducted into conflicts of interest among authors of an official report that [continue reading…]

Cisson Case Tests Georgia’s Punitive Damages

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Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 24, 2017 ~ The Cisson v. C.R. Bard case resulted in a windfall for Georgia’s state treasury, not for Cisson.  Tort reform came in Georgia in 1987. The Georgia Tort Reform Act was launched by Big Business, such as tobacco and asbestos, to curtail plaintiff victories in court. [continue reading…]

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