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Variety Reports Bayer Blasting The Bleeding Edge Producers

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 7, 2018 ~ The entertainment industry news source, Variety, reports on the controversy surrounding the documentary, The Bleeding Edge. The Bleeding Edge, a documentary just released on Netflix, is being attacked by the companies it profiles. Bayer, maker of the Essure birth control device, Read more

By | 2018-08-07T14:24:21+00:00 August 7th, 2018|Media Reports|0 Comments

The Bleeding Edge Profiles Victims of Medical Devices

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 27, 2018 ~ The fallout from lax federal  regulation over medical devices and the harm done to patients, is the focus of a new documentary, The Bleeding Edge, which premiers today on Netflix. Image: Scene from The Bleeding Edge Mesh-injured Tammy Jackson, is followed through Read more

By | 2018-07-30T14:44:24+00:00 July 27th, 2018|News|3 Comments

FDA Pilot Program Helps Manufacturers Streamline Approval of Medical Devices

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, September 18, 2017 ~ The FDA spends much of its resources working with device and drug manufacturers to help ease their way to market. Here is another example of a newly announced pilot program that will help do just that.  Unlike drugs, high-risk medical devices, Read more

By | 2017-09-18T00:24:03+00:00 September 18th, 2017|FDA News|5 Comments

Record $1 Bill Against J&J Over Defective Metal Hip

DePuy from Lanier Law Mesh Medical Device News Desk, December 5, 2016 ~ It might be a new record in defective medical devices. Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics has been hit with more than $1 billion in damages to be paid to six plaintiffs injured Read more

By | 2016-12-13T11:55:13+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Featured|0 Comments

Drug and Device Makers Pay Docs with Discipline Disputes

Dollar sign Scott Steiner, WikiCommons Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 24, 2016 ~ Financial Conflicts of Interest, an ongoing concern in medicine.   Drug and Device Makers Pay Docs with Discipline Disputes This story is from ProPublica, Journalism in the Public Interest and published yesterday.  National Public Read more

By | 2016-08-24T08:20:04+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Media Reports|6 Comments

Doctor Sunshine – What You May Want to Know About Your Doctor’s Conflicts of Interest

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 4, 2016 ~ Questions have been raised by readers - Is my doctor receiving funds from the industry that makes the medical devices or drugs they are using?  Is your doctor in a relationship with a device company as a preceptor, teacher, and consultant? Read more

By | 2018-06-05T13:22:32+00:00 August 14th, 2016|Medical News|9 Comments

J&J Cuts 3,000 Jobs in Medical Device Sector Due To Weak Performance

Mesh News Desk, January 19, 2016,  ~ Johnson & Johnson will cut about 3,000 jobs in its medical device division. The company based in New Brunswick, New Jersey made that announcement Tuesday. Mesh particles from Ethicon (J&J) mesh The  workforce cutback represents  more than 2 percent of J&J Read more

By | 2016-01-19T15:42:36+00:00 January 19th, 2016|News|21 Comments

FDA Expert Panel Meets Sept. 24 Over Controversial Essure Birth Control Device

Essure, ABC, Tampa MND, July, 23, 2015 ~ The following is from the FDA's website.  The issue of the controversial Essure birth control implant has made the headlines. Women claim they have been injured by the implant which is made by Bayer HealthCare.  The implant is placed through Read more

By | 2015-07-23T09:38:05+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|FDA News|3 Comments

REPEAL THE BIOMATERIALS ACCESS ASSURANCE ACT OF ’98

Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives This petition will be delivered to: U.S. House of Representatives REPEAL THE BIOMATERIALS ACCESS ASSURANCE ACT OF '98 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 Read more

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