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J&J Second Q Report – Rosy Picture for Medical Devices

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 17, 2018 ~ Amid the reports of a growing company, Johnson & Johnson is facing massive litigation costs it's required to disclose under the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Litigation Amid Profits The second quarter report on earnings for Johnson & Johnson reports a rosy Read more

By | 2018-07-17T14:09:53+00:00 July 17th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

FDA’s 510(k) Clearance Does NOT Lead to Safer Gyn Medical Devices

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 11, 2018 ~ The Food and Drug Administration's 510(k) clearance process for medical devices has been called a fast-track to market clearance process. This study reveals it does not lead to safer gynecologic medical devices. FDA Approval of Gynecologic Medical Devices Image: Desara mesh by Read more

By | 2018-06-05T11:11:01+00:00 April 11th, 2018|FDA News|0 Comments

Surgeons Incentivized with Lamborghinis and Swiss Alps Ski Trips Internal J&J Docs Show

Lamborghini Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 14, 2017 ~ Wealth and Status, Reputation/Ego listed as Key Values for doctors using an Ethicon/ Gynecare TVT polypropylene pelvic mesh. “Surgery is the Cha-ching thing” RETIRE RICH ABC News Australia (Australia Broadcast Company) reports (here) that the pelvic mesh scandal Read more

By | 2017-08-15T20:19:40+00:00 August 14th, 2017|News|8 Comments

Pelvic Mesh Twitter Party This Friday

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, January 20, 2017 ~Everybody is Tweeting, even our president-elect.  So for those families impacted by pelvic mesh, here is a chance to figure out what Twitter is all about. Some mesh-injured women are really experts including Hash tags,  @'s and compelling graphics. Friday January 20, Read more

By | 2017-01-20T03:49:59+00:00 January 20th, 2017|Your Turn|3 Comments

FDA Covers for Device Makers, Keeps Injuries Under Wraps

FDA Office of the Commissioner, Silver Spring, MD Medical Device News Desk, October 20, 2016 ~ The system is supposed to be transparent.   Medical device makers are required to alert the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when their products injure consumers or malfunction.  The FDA then theoretically alerts Read more

By | 2016-10-20T13:33:06+00:00 October 20th, 2016|FDA News|4 Comments

FDA Funding: Medical Device Makers and Lap Dog Watchdogs

Consumers Union Safe Patient Project Mesh Medical Device News Desk, August 29, 2016 ~ The medical device industry and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have reached tentative agreement on $1 billion in funding from the very industry it regulates. The Medical Device User Fee Agreement IV Read more

By | 2016-08-29T13:50:55+00:00 August 29th, 2016|FDA News|15 Comments

Whistleblower Wants Prison Time for Convicted J&J Med Device Execs

Melayna Lokosky Mesh Medical Device News Desk, July 25, 2016 ~ Whistleblower Wants J&J Subsidiary Execs To Be Imprisoned Following $18 Million Fine and Federal Conviction   Melayna Lokosky is not shy. The former Acclarent Inc. medical device sales rep worked for a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary until 2011 Read more

By | 2016-07-25T07:50:06+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Sticky|14 Comments

European Union Cracks Down on Toxins in Plastic Used for Medical Devices

Plastic mesh The Graduate, YouTube Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 13, 2016 ~ Using Plastic for Permanent Implants Is Not the Ideal Material Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you – just one word. Ben: Yes sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Ben: Yes I Read more

By | 2016-06-12T20:02:03+00:00 June 12th, 2016|Medical News|8 Comments

Study: Insufficient Science to FDA Allows Med Devices On the Market

Power morcellator, Contemporary ObGyn Mesh Medical Device News Desk, May 22, 2016 ~  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put safety in the back seat in approving several high risk devices for obstetric and gynecological procedures, according to a study by researchers at Northwestern University. Citing Read more

By | 2016-05-23T10:14:03+00:00 May 23rd, 2016|FDA News|6 Comments

Bill Would Have Essure Birth Control Removed from Market

Removed Essure coils, The Denver Channel Essure Facebook page MND, Nov. 3, 2015 ~ There has been a lot of organized attention by consumers harmed by the Essure birth control device made by Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals. Metal coils are implanted in the fallopian tubes with the goal Read more

By | 2015-11-04T21:47:34+00:00 November 4th, 2015|FDA News|2 Comments