biomaterial actPetitioning U.S. House of Representatives

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U.S. House of Representatives


We, the undersigned, call on the United States House of Representatives to consider repealing the Biomaterials Access Assurance Act of 1998 and hold any supplier of raw material such as Dacron, Polytetrafluoroethylene (Teflon), and Polypropylene liable if they knowingly provide said material to a medical device company that does not intend to use the material to manufacture a medically necessary life saving device. While it is understood that there is really no way to track how these materials are being used, better regulation and research must be completed in order to eliminate the possibility of these toxic materials misuse. If there proves to be no way to account for the materials use, then the material need not be sold to the medical device company.

We trust that it is our right as United States Citizens to assume the safety of materials used in devices such as the fibers in Essure permanent birth control and Transvaginal Mesh procedures, have been thoroughly tested and proven safe without biased prior to FDA approval. Sadly, this is not the case.

In fact, these materials come with a warning…

First please watch these brief videos to get an understanding of how textiles/fibers used in Essure and Mesh are materialized.

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By | 2016-12-13T10:53:38+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Your Turn|4 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.


  1. Suzanne McClain February 26, 2015 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    This may in actuality be the best way of approaching this, though I have concerns that it will be 100% effective. The reason I say this is that I am aware of a supplier that refused to sell polypropylene to pharmaceutical companies that intended to use the materials for devices that were to be implanted in the body, so the pharmaceutical company, as I understand it, opened a new “company” to purchase the products, which were then turned over to the parent company. I read about this a year or two ago. It would be a great start, and perhaps if the BIOMATERIALS ACCESS ASSURANCE ACT OF ’98 was repealed, it would be easier to hold accountable the pharmaceutical companies that try to ‘fly under the radar!’

  2. sandy February 26, 2015 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    it scares the hell out of me to think that I had something like this in my body all I can say is oh my god how dare someone put this garbage into my body and expect me to live with it this is criminal and it just seems like nobody cares somehow someway we have to make someone listen to our crys

  3. Connie Thornburg February 26, 2015 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    I’m so tired from the struggle & the wait for proper medical attention. My heart is growing weary after five years I am getting worse & scream out to even get up & set down . The getting up is worse , I draw double holding my lower abdominal area where there is an open hole that bleeds . Thank you for the information that hopefully help others from being where I am tonight . THANK YOU JANE & AARON & all who have sacrificed so much of themselves so the truth has finally come to light . I would be very happy to allow my records, myself, friends & family to testify of the life & the changes of lifestyle this mesh has caused me. I feel like a I have been used for an experimental program without my consent. Kind a like the poor men / soldiers that were used by exposing them during wartime to vaccines that caused bad diseases to them !!! You know what I’m talking about . In the end it brings death to all of us . A HORRIBLE , PAINFUL, TERRIORIZING PATHETIC SLOW DEATH !!! I gad plans & my grandchildren needed my help . There mother died from breast cancer at age 31. After 5 years of hell YOU WIN !! I AM JUST TO WEAK & TIRED TO KEEP UP THE BATTLE . I NO LONGER EVEN HAVE THE FEELINGS THAT NORMAL WOMEN EXPERIENCE have no energy or desire left to keep holding on. No one wants to help ladies with all these issues without great insurance. I wish my husband could bring charges of attempted murder against the makers of this mesh & the FDA for not taking better care of us that trust them with making the right choices for us as Americans !

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