Drugwatch: How the FDA Has Let Women Down

//Drugwatch: How the FDA Has Let Women Down

Drugwatch: How the FDA Has Let Women Down

How the FDA let women down coverDrugwatch, a publication of the Petersen law firm, goes above and beyond in this article ‘How the FDA has Let Down Women.”

The agency has dropped the ball on women’s health issues from the power morcellator to the Essure birth control device, surgical pelvic mesh and on and on.  Reporter, researcher, Michele Llamas writes an excellent big picture story of the many ways the FDA is not protecting women, the majority consumer of medical products and procedures.

“When it comes to the availability of life-saving medical products and the safety of drugs and devices, men still have the upper hand. One of the greatest and most powerful health agencies in the world, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a big part of the problem.”

 

Please read it..

http://www.drugwatch.com/fda-let-women-down/

 

By | 2015-09-29T13:26:37+00:00 September 29th, 2015|FDA News|2 Comments

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.

2 Comments

  1. Francine October 14, 2015 at 4:49 am - Reply

    The FDA has let down women and men alike with mesh issues. Its a tragic state of the medical system that the FDA has not recalled these life destroying devices.

    • Bejah Blue October 18, 2015 at 11:43 pm - Reply

      Wholeheartedly agree with you Francine. Please, if you have not already done so, contact FDA with your opinion. There is a page on their website where you can comment fairly extensively…I think you get there via (predictably) “Comments” or “Contact the FDA” or something like that. IMHO we should all do that. It is a good place to express outrage for those who have not yet done so.

      Bejah

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