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UK To Place Further Restrictions on POP Pelvic Mesh

Prolapse by CR Bard Mesh Medical Device News Desk, November 13, 2017 ~ While Australia says it will consider all vaginally- placed mesh and surgical mesh as “high risk," news from the UK says pelvic organ prolapse (POP) mesh may be made obsolete. In the United Kingdom (UK, Northern Read more

By | 2017-11-16T21:05:13+00:00 November 13th, 2017|News|6 Comments

SUBROGATION & MESH– What it means and why you must understand it

Big Insurance, from Knowledge Safari By Aaron Leigh Horton Mesh News Desk, October 4, 2016 ~ This story first appeared in October 2016 but deserves to be revived as many are currently in the process of receiving settlement in their mesh injury case. Thank you Aaron! According Dr. Read more

By | 2016-10-04T08:38:46+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Featured|52 Comments

What Exactly is Pelvic Organ Prolapse?

Rectocele, a form of POP, Image from FDA Mesh News Desk, August 17, 2016 ~ You've heard the term "pelvic organ prolapse" and may have seen the shortcut POP.  But what does it mean and how likely are to be be affected by this condition? What is Pelvic Read more

By | 2016-08-17T13:12:58+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Mesh Reading Room Resource|4 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 | 2018-06-05T13:22:32+00:00 August 14th, 2016|Medical News|9 Comments

Pelvic Mesh Implant Procedures Halted in Scotland

Scottish Health Sec. Alex Neil Mesh Medical Device News Desk, June 23, 2016 ~ Journalist Marion Scott continues her headline-making reporting on pelvic mesh implant procedures for Scotland’s Daily Record. On Tuesday, Health Secretary Alex Neil suspended surgeries using pelvic mesh (transvaginal mesh)  for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) Read more

By | 2016-06-28T21:38:32+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|News|29 Comments

Broadly Covers Transvaginal POP Mesh Issue with MND Input

From VICE Mesh News Desk, January 7, 2015 ~ Your editor, Jane Akre was interviewed for this January 5th story in "Broadly" a unit of the HBO show VICE. Read the story here.   Reporter Gabby Bess was seeking a comment on the new Food and Drug Administration Read more

By | 2016-01-07T17:30:24+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Media Reports|4 Comments

FDA Rules To Reclassify POP Vaginal Mesh as High Risk!

Uphold, Boston Scientific, still on the market January 4, 2016 ~ An expert panel convened by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decided in September 2011 that mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) should be reclassified as high risk from its moderate risk (Class II) Read more

By | 2018-07-10T14:45:41+00:00 January 4th, 2016|News|42 Comments

Four Years Ago: FDA Where Are You on Pelvic Mesh Proposals?

MND, September 11, 2015 ~ It’s been four years this past week (September 8, 9, 2011)  that the FDA convened a panel of “experts”  to form the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. Their goal was to discuss the five-fold increase in complications associated with Read more

By | 2015-09-11T17:09:00+00:00 September 11th, 2015|FDA News|1 Comment

Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Una Lee Offers Help to Pelvic Prolapse Patients

New Day segment King-TV, Seattle July 22, 2015  MND, August 25, 2015 ~ King 5-TV in Seattle did a health segment in July on pelvic floor problems including prolapse and incontinence.  Featured was Dr. Una Lee of Virginia Mason Hospital, a urologist who trained under Dr. Shlomo Raz Read more

By | 2015-08-25T16:18:49+00:00 August 25th, 2015|Media Reports|22 Comments

FDA Loosens its Leash on Medical Device Makers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making it a little easier on medical device manufacturers to “tweak” their product without having the burden of reapplying for permission to market. Last week, the FDA announced it would not require manufacturers to alert the agency when changes are made to a Read more

By | 2014-10-21T23:42:20+00:00 October 21st, 2014|FDA News|13 Comments