FDA warns against surgical mesh to repair pelvic problems, Boston Globe, July 13, 2011

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FDA warns against surgical mesh to repair pelvic problems, Boston Globe, July 13, 2011

The Boston Globe reports Wednesday, July 13, that women who have vaginal surgery to fix pelvic organ prolapse may suffer more risk than benefit. Quoting the Food and Drug Administration, the article reports patients and surgeons should consider other options.

Natick-based Boston Scientific Corp. along with several other companies will be present September 8 and 9th to meet with an expert panel convened by the FDA to determine whether to ban the mesh altogether.

With more than 100,000 women undergoing surgery every year with plastic mesh to treat a common problem, pelvic organ prolapse, the article quotes the FDA saying most can be successfully treated without mesh.

Here is the rest of the article.

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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.

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