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Most High-Risk Heart Devices Approved With No Tests

Heart Valve rings November 24, 2012 ~  Most readers of Mesh Medical Device News Desk are familiar with the ease with which surgical mesh and other medical devices make it to the market. An exchange of paperwork and a claim of 'substantial equivalence' to another device already being Read more

By | 2012-11-25T00:36:17+00:00 November 25th, 2012|FDA News|0 Comments

Shortcomings of Vaginal Mesh Do Not Add Up – Are Docs Paying Attention?

August 9, 2012, by Amy Gezon ~ Amy Gezon In the weeks preceding the first landmark settlement against the manufacturers of surgical mesh implants used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) (here) published an Read more

By | 2012-08-09T23:40:32+00:00 August 9th, 2012|Op-Ed|4 Comments

A talk with Dr. John Wei (Part one)

Dr. John Wei, Urologist, University of Michigan July 11, 2012 ~ Dr. John Wei is a urologist and professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. His latest research, published June 20, 2012 in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), (here) concludes that implanting a mid-urethral Read more

By | 2012-07-12T00:12:01+00:00 July 12th, 2012|Medical News|4 Comments

Using Vaginal Mesh as a Preventative? Study Says it's Okay

June 20, 2012 ~ With all of the bad news about vaginal mesh (see Patient Profiles) and the thousands of lawsuits that have been filed by women who claim life-altering complications,  a story like this is a glaring departure and deserves a closer look. Bloomberg reports on a Read more

By | 2012-06-21T01:21:47+00:00 June 21st, 2012|Medical News|6 Comments

New England Journal of Medicine – Medical Devices – Balancing Regulation and Innovation

January 19, 2012 ~ In a letter to the Editor of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), (here) January 19, 2012, Neil Feder, M.D. of the Project on Government Oversight writes about the 510(k) process that allows untested medical devices onto the market without premarket approval. Read Read more

By | 2012-01-19T22:30:58+00:00 January 19th, 2012|Medical News|1 Comment