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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 | 2016-08-17T13:14:00+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

Wall Street Journal: Transvaginal Mesh and $800,000 Conflicts of Interest

Dr. Vincent Lucente Mesh News Desk, March 14, 2014 ~ Some of the names in this story may sound familiar, primary among them  Dr. Vincente Lucente. He was one of the doctors mentioned during the Linda Gross transvaginal mesh trial naming manufacturer Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson). Lucente was Read more

By | 2016-10-04T10:49:16+00:00 March 14th, 2014|Media Reports|6 Comments

When the Sales Rep is in the Operating Room

Gynecare Prolift, Medtechmarket.ru One of our very smart readers,  Jade, brought this article to my attention.  Imaging your doctor learning about a new medical device in a weekend cadaver clinic. Then image your doctor being schooled on use of the device, how to implant it for example, with Read more

By | 2013-08-27T14:59:22+00:00 August 27th, 2013|Media Reports|8 Comments
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