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Scotland's Health Secretary Calls for More Regulation and Informed Consent over Mesh

The Daily Record- the newspaper of Scotland - reports that due to front page headline reports by its sister publication, The Sunday Mail, the country's Health Secretary, Alex Neil, is calling for tougher regulations concerning transvaginal mesh and more informed consent. The Sunday Mail, and reporter Marion Scott, have done Read more

By | 2013-11-13T12:40:42+00:00 November 13th, 2013|Media Reports|0 Comments

FDA Steps Up Medical Device Monitoring – It’s About Time

Bar Code Could the entire mesh mesh have been averted much sooner before perhaps one million women were implanted with controversial transvaginal mesh? Yes, if the U.S. tracked medical devices the way it’s done elsewhere. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is finally taking a step in that Read more

By | 2013-09-24T13:59:47+00:00 September 24th, 2013|FDA News|13 Comments

Consumers Union: Manufacturers Should Warranty Knees and Hips

Your big screen television and new car comes with a warranty- why not the most important medical purchase you will make in your life? Consumers Union, an arm of Consumer Reports, has come up with a novel and common sense approach. Manufacturers of medical devices should warranty their products. They Read more

By | 2013-09-12T11:01:09+00:00 September 12th, 2013|Medical News|3 Comments

The Scandal of Defective Medical Device Approval in UK

Deborah Cohen, BMJ investigator October 28, 2012 ~ Working with undercover reporters from The Daily Telegraph in the UK, the British Medical Journal's (BMJ) Deborah Cohen has exposed, "a fragmented, poorly regulated, market driven system, with financial incentives to prioritize manufacturers’ interests over those of patients, and with Read more

By | 2012-10-29T00:12:52+00:00 October 29th, 2012|Media Reports|2 Comments

What Happened to the FDA Request for Transvaginal Mesh Studies?

September 19, 2012 ~ Last January, after a five-fold increase in complications was noted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) concerning synthetic mesh used in women to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the FDA ordered mesh makers to find out why. At the Read more

By | 2017-04-20T12:55:49+00:00 September 19th, 2012|FDA News|5 Comments

Coming Up: FDA Expert Panel Weighs in on Metal Hips

Next Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will convene one of its expert panels - this one on patient complications after a metal-on-metal hip implant. It is a gathering called by the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Read more

By | 2012-06-20T00:12:08+00:00 June 20th, 2012|FDA News|1 Comment

New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

  It will be interesting to watch how Alex Gorsky, 51, handles his new job and all that comes with it. As of April 26, he is in charge of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as its Chief Executive Officer. He also inherited a massive number of lawsuits from Read more

By | 2012-04-30T23:35:11+00:00 April 30th, 2012|Media Reports|0 Comments

Metal Hip Device Implant Sold in EU After Rejected in U.S.

February 15, 2012 ~ Barry Meier of the New York Times reports that Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy division continued to sell a defective artificial hip overseas even after it was rejected for sale in the U.S. Two related versions of the metal-on-metal hip, DePuy ASR were implanted in Read more

By | 2012-02-15T22:48:40+00:00 February 15th, 2012|Media Reports|0 Comments

Device Maker Smith & Nephew Pays $22 Million to Settle Bribery Case

Medical device maker, Smith & Nephew has been in the news lately as one of the manufacturers of metal-on-metal artificial hips. Now AP (here) reports the London-based company has agreed to pay $22.2 million to settle claims that its U.S. and German subsidiaries bribed public doctors in Greece for more than Read more

By | 2012-02-06T16:17:37+00:00 February 6th, 2012|Legal News|1 Comment
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