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Morcellator Activist, Victim Amy Reed Dies at 44

Mesh  Medical Device News Desk, May 25, 2017 ~ Drs. Amy Reed and Hooman Noorchashm put a public face on the failures of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and how it regulates medical devices.  Amy Reed, the Philadelphia physician who put a public, tragic face on the outcome of [...]

By |2017-05-26T06:05:10-04:00May 25th, 2017|Featured|6 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 [...]

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

FDA Says No Guarantees New Tissue Containment System Will Lessen Cancer Risks from Power Morcellation

Power morcellator, Contemporary ObGyn Mesh News Desk, April 7, 2016 ~ Even amid an intense debate about the validity of using a power morcellator and its potential to spread previously undiagnosed cancers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today okayed the marketing of the first tissue containment system to [...]

By |2016-04-07T15:22:23-04:00April 7th, 2016|FDA News|5 Comments

Dear Johnson & Johnson: Pay for Your Mistakes

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) grabbed headlines this week for withdrawing from the market power morcellators, manufactured by subsidiary Ethicon, citing “uncertainty” about the “risk-benefit assessment” associated with the device’s use. Just as important was the demonstration that the company is willing, in some cases, to do the right thing. This [...]

By |2014-08-07T10:25:13-04:00August 7th, 2014|Your Turn|11 Comments

Happy Birthday Mesh News Desk!

It's hard to believe when you are having so much (fun? is that the right word?)  but Mesh News Desk  aka Mesh Medical Device News Desk officially turns three this month, which also happens to be the month of your editor's birthday.  In that time 500 pages of copy have [...]

By |2014-08-01T12:27:19-04:00August 1st, 2014|Welcome|9 Comments