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ProteGen Mesh ~ The Grandmother of them All

Suzanne McClain Fantastic researcher and friend, Suzanne McClain has always been the most competent person in digging through the U.S. Food and Drug Administration records (FDA), tedious work which involves a lot of patience. Here she has prepared a spreadsheet that shows the Johnson & Johnson meshes, and [...]

By |2016-04-07T09:14:54-04:00July 13th, 2014|Your Turn|6 Comments

Pelvic Mesh: A Story of Social Injustice in Public Health

Amy Gezon by Amy Gezon, August 19, 2011 *Editors Note *  Amy Gezon allowed me to reprint this story that appeared in Yahoo News. It has many resources and is a great primer on the issues! Thanks Amy!! On July 13, 2011 the United States Food and Drug [...]

By |2012-05-25T16:19:50-04:00May 25th, 2012|Op-Ed|4 Comments

Call to Action: Citizens Lend Support to Sound Devices Act

March 23, 2012 ~ The SAFETY OF UNTESTED AND NEW DEVICES (SOUND DEVICES) ACT OF 2012 is a critical step to stop others from being harmed by untested, unsafe medical devices like synthetic surgical mesh, say patients harmed by synthetic surgical mesh. The Sound Devices Act, introduced by Rep. Edward [...]

By |2012-03-21T13:09:31-04:00March 21st, 2012|Featured|0 Comments

Sick of Suffering in Silence

MARCH 19, 2012 ~ By Jane Akre    A story before I tell this story.  I was commissioned to write a 2,100 word piece for the Chicago-based magazine "In These Times."  I had pitched the long-time editor and he said they were very interested. Great I thought. The money wasn't much [...]

By |2012-03-19T23:22:45-04:00March 19th, 2012|Featured|17 Comments