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*New* Power Morcellator Controversy Spurs FDA Proposal – But Does it Go Far Enough?

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reports on Friday the House passed a bill that would improve the safety monitoring of medical devices. It was inspired by a gynecological device – the power morcellator. The morcellator is a tool that is used to grind up growths in the uterus, however a woman has a one [continue reading…]

Report Finds Doctors Still Using Power Morcellator Despite the Risks

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Months after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned a medical device could spread deadly uterine cancer, many doctors and hospitals are still using it. The power morcellator made by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) was removed from the market after the FDA warned it could spread undetected uterine cancers. A report in the [continue reading…]

POWER MORCELLATION and the Risk of Uterine Sarcoma Dissemination

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

By Dan Bolton, Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP An estimated 50,000 women a year in the United States undergo a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) or myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids) with the use of a medical device known as a power morcellator. Power morcellators typically use a rapidly rotating blade to cut (or [continue reading…]

J&J Morcellator: Recall. J&J Pelvic Mesh: Not So Much.

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FDA: Expert Panelist on Morcellators Out Due to Conflict of Interest

By Mesh Medical Device Newsdesk |

Mesh News Desk, July 31, 2014 ~ Two days before an advisory panel was gathered to look at the controversial medical device called a morcellator, a gynecologist stepped down due to conflict of interest. San Francisco gynecologist, Andrew Brill, MD,  was supposed to join the 126-member panel July 10. Turns out Dr. Brill was [continue reading…]

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