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Happy Anniversary Food and Drug Administration – Now What?

July 2, 2013 ~ Many of you may be aware that the entire pursuit of lawsuits against mesh manufacturers began two years ago this month with the issuance of a safety warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concerning transvaginal mesh. FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated Read more

By | 2013-07-02T12:27:15+00:00 July 2nd, 2013|FDA News|2 Comments

Suffering in Silence: Thousands of Canadian Women and Cherie Storozinski

Cherie Storozinski May 3, 2013~  “My name is Cherie Storozinski. I am 50 years old and live in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. I am a victim of transvagnial mesh.” That’s how Cherie started her email to MDND. Cherie, 50, had a wonderful life in rural Manitoba, Canada. She and Read more

By | 2013-05-03T23:41:57+00:00 May 3rd, 2013|News, Patient Profiles|30 Comments

Hope Pagano: Hope for the New Year Despite Lupus Following Transvaginal Mesh

Hope Pagano, Lupus following mesh  December 31, 2012 ~ “I had originally had my surgery scheduled December 2010. I cancelled it because on the internet I saw 1,900 mesh complication complaints"~ Hope Pagano. Hope Pagano, 49, got scared when she saw those reports. The Long Island mortgage broker Read more

By | 2012-12-31T18:44:45+00:00 December 31st, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|55 Comments

Endurance Athlete Pat Buchanan Still Trying to Turn Her Life Around After Two Mesh Removal Surgeries

Pat Buchanan from KING TV November 25, 2012 ~ Last June, mesh victim, Pat Buchanan was visited in her Seattle apartment by a television news crew from KING-TV. They filmed her going through her triathlon gear which she had shelved after she began experiencing synthetic mesh complications in Read more

By | 2012-11-25T22:53:46+00:00 November 25th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|22 Comments

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 Read more

By | 2012-11-05T21:23:04+00:00 November 5th, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|78 Comments

A Nonsurgical Way to Correct Incontinence?

Carolyn Upton, incontinence study,  KING-TV, Seattle October 30, 2012 ~ KING5.com, a Television station in Seattle, reports on a new, non-surgical method to treat urinary incontinence. (here) About 13 million American women suffer incontinence and many who turned to surgery are featured in the Patient Profiles on MDND. Read more

By | 2012-10-30T22:34:02+00:00 October 30th, 2012|Medical News|0 Comments

Consumer Alert- Walks Like News, Quacks Like News- Must be News? Wrong

Op-Ed - June 19, 2012 ~ Editors Note- * -As someone who worked in the mainstream news for 25 years I know how it used to work. That was before the 500 channel universe and all eyeballs abandoned newspapers to go online. But the profitable business models for Read more

By | 2012-06-19T17:55:22+00:00 June 19th, 2012|Op-Ed|1 Comment

Suffering in Silence: Mary Blanks Not Silent Anymore About Transvaginal Mesh Sling

“I’m a pretty smart cookie. I’ve tested genius, but trust me I’m at half capacity.” So says 58-year-old Mary Blanks of Erie, Pennsylvania. The Methodist pastor was named Minority Business Woman of the Year for Northwestern Pennsylvania in 1990 as the entrepreneur behind her chain of beauty supply Read more

By | 2012-04-22T23:36:23+00:00 April 22nd, 2012|News, Patient Profiles|98 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
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