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Public Citizen: Big Pharma Pays Big Civil and Criminal Penalties

Mesh Medical Device News Desk, April 18, 2016 ~ Public Citizen is going back in time 25 years to give a big picture look at the penalties Big Pharma has paid out.  While financial news networks act like cheerleaders about Big Pharma and its big profits, the consumer group Public Read more

By | 2016-04-18T12:29:48+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Media Reports|2 Comments

Suffering in Silence: Nonie Wideman ~ Canadian Child Advocate and Rancher Sidelined By Transvaginal Mesh

Noni Wideman Nonie Wideman might be considered one of those angels on earth who pays it forward by taking into her home kids with all sorts of special and emotional needs – those who have suffered trauma and abuse, autism, ADHD, fetal alcohol syndrome, and handicaps, among other Read more

By | 2018-01-10T15:13:37+00:00 May 21st, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|11 Comments

Politics Gives a Pass to Negligent Doctors, Drug and Device Makers

March 20, 2012 ~ The advocacy group, Public Citizen in a letter (here) to Congress issued Monday, March 19 calls on the U.S. House to Reject the medical liability bill called H.R. 5. The House may vote this week on the legislation called the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare Read more

By | 2012-03-20T12:55:38+00:00 March 20th, 2012|Legal News|2 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 Read more

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

Former FDA Director Joins Public Citizen in Device Recall Petition

DECEMBER 23, 2011 ~ The consumer group Public Citizen frequently calls for the recall of dangerous drugs or medical devices including a petition last August calling for the recall of synthetic surgical mesh from the market because of the complication rate and a failure to show a benefit Read more

By | 2011-12-23T23:05:38+00:00 December 23rd, 2011|Medical News|2 Comments

Public Citizen: Recall Synthetic Surgical Mesh

AUGUST 25, 2011 - Synthetic surgical mesh is implanted into women for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence and now Public Citizen is calling for a ban citing the needless exposure of patients to serious, life-altering complications. Synthetic mesh used for pelvic surgeries, and hernia repair in men, Read more

By | 2011-08-25T20:34:24+00:00 August 25th, 2011|Featured|0 Comments