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Teresa Hughes: Demanding Answers and Raising the Profile of Vaginal Mesh Injuries in the UK

Teresa Hughes and police officer, London Teresa Hughes, 61, a resident of Liverpool, England, and mother of two, has made so much noise about defective vaginal mesh that last year she was profiled in the UK paper, The Daily Mail. It started: “Thousands of women have been left [...]

By |2012-11-05T21:23:04-05:00November 5th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|80 Comments

Toys from China and Medical Devices Share Scrutiny in EU

Many in the United Kingdom assume that an implanted medical device is reviewed for safety before it is permanently placed inside a patient. They would be wrong. The Guardian reports (here) that the European quality standard – the CE mark – represents an assurance that is the same [...]

By |2012-01-27T21:25:23-05:00January 27th, 2012|Media Reports|0 Comments

FDA: Breast Implant Safety Studies Will Continue, Web MD, August 31, 2011

Web MD reports the current post-approval studies on silicone-gel implants will continue according to the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) even though among the original 100,000 women enrolled in the studies, researchers have lost track of up to 79% of the women. That was just three years [...]

By |2011-09-03T03:06:26-04:00September 3rd, 2011|Media Reports|0 Comments