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Reporters Resource on Covering Pelvic Mesh Issues

Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story!  There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today! 100,000 Read more

By | 2017-09-15T23:22:02+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Mesh Reading Room Resource|27 Comments

Patient Advocate Joleen Chambers Needs Your Vote!

Joleen Chambers Texas-based patient advocate, Joleen Chambers heads FIDA, FAILED Implant Device Alliance, their website is here. Chambers is interested in winning a Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media Scholarship (more here). She needs daily votes! All you have to do is add a Facebook Like or Twitter Read more

By | 2012-07-17T23:00:12+00:00 July 17th, 2012|Op-Ed|0 Comments

FDA’s Shuren Tells Industry Medical Device Reviews are Faster, More Efficient

Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, CDRH If you ask the public, most say they want safer medical devices, not more of them.  If you ask the patients profiled in Mesh Device News Desk (MDND) they’d say they wished they’d known that the medical devices they received had come with a Read more

By | 2012-06-14T15:58:11+00:00 June 14th, 2012|FDA News|1 Comment

FDA Closer to Funding Goals – Where is Patient Safety?

On May Tuesday, May 8, a House subcommittee unanimously voted to approve its version of the Medical Device User Fee Act (MDUFA) which funds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s oversight of medical devices for the next five years. However, the House voted 46-0 without approving legislation that Read more

By | 2012-05-14T21:18:41+00:00 May 14th, 2012|FDA News|2 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 Read more

By | 2012-03-21T13:09:31+00:00 March 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 Read more

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

Sound Medical Devices Act- Dems Want FDA to Block Approvals When Similar Device is Recalled

  February 1, 2012 ~ Bloomberg reports on a bill  introduced this week that would put the brakes on the approval of a medical device that claims to be similar to another approved device that's been recalled or found to be defective. The bill was introduced by Democratic Read more

By | 2012-02-02T18:24:49+00:00 February 2nd, 2012|Legal News|0 Comments
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