The Scottish Parliament’s Public petitions Committee have confirmed that our long awaited meeting with US Solicitor Adam Slater presenting his video-link evidence against transvaginal mesh devices and the manufacturers will be on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 10:00 am in Edinburgh.
The MHRA and European Commission have also been invited to participate. It has been decided by the Committee that only one petition will be considered on the day. Here is the petition:
Lase June, women injured by pelvic mesh petitioned the Scottish government to have polypropylene pelvic mesh procedures suspended until that country could determine how many women are being injured by the mesh and the procedure. Health Secretary Alex Neil said he did not want to risk any more injuries. Since then, government officials have back tracked and indicated they may not enforce a ban. See the story here.
Citizens of Scotland have a way to directly petition the government and call for an inquiry. Additionally, the media, led by reporter Marion Scott, have been much more responsive to this story carrying banner headlines in the country. Scotland became the first country to suspend sales of transvaginal mesh.
See a story here:
Page One – Sunday Mail, June 22, 2104 – “Cheers and Tears as Health Secretary Suspends Operations”
Page Two – Sunday Mail, June 22, 2014 – “Health Secretary on Why He Suspended Mesh”
Watch the entire hearing on BBC Democracy Live here.