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Patient Advocate Files Racketeering Charges Against FDA, Mesh Maker and Doctor Over Injuries

A patient advocate has filed a Pro Se complaint against Johnson & Johnson accusing it of organized corruption. In the complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the petitioner says defendants have engaged in “a fraudulent scheme in violation of the Federal Racketeer Influenced [...]

By |2018-06-19T10:52:56-04:00February 11th, 2015|Legal News|13 Comments

FDA Helps Industry Push Medical Device Innovation

Medical Device Innovation Consortium logo December 4, 2012 ~ The FDA will collaborate with the medical device industry it regulates in a public-private collaboration, all to speed up the approval of new devices. The newly formed nonprofit group,  Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC), has a goal of speeding [...]

By |2012-12-04T20:45:09-04:00December 4th, 2012|FDA News|1 Comment

Consumer Reports: Dangerous Medical Devices

April 1, 2012 ~ The May issue of Consumer Reports (here)  features an investigation into synthetic mesh and artificial hips - medical devices that escape rigorous testing to assure safety. Tens of millions of Americans are living with medical devices and whether a defibrillator, artificial hip or surgical [...]

By |2012-04-02T14:27:15-04:00April 2nd, 2012|Media Reports|0 Comments

What to Understand Pre-mesh: Graphic Videos of Mesh Removal and Sling Incision Treatment

The Cleveland Clinic is renowned for some pretty innovative procedures and reputable doctors. Among them, Dr. Howard Goldman provides video demonstrates a "simple sling incision" which cuts a synthetic sling used to treat incontinence if the patient is having complications. Many doctors feel anything other than a complete [...]

By |2012-03-27T13:43:54-04:00March 27th, 2012|Medical News|6 Comments