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Kentucky Mesh Survivor Power- Catch Them Before Nov. Elections

Oct 24th, 2014 | By
Kentucky Mesh Survivor Power- Catch Them Before Nov. Elections

Kentucky Women – Don’t Shut Up, Speak Up!! One Kentucky Mesh Survivor has been very busy as an Influencer with Coordinated Actions. She says, “I believe we all need to stand up and move forward. We can’t ask for help and not be willing to help ourselves. I’m working toward US Senators and next is
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FDA Loosens its Leash on Medical Device Makers

Oct 21st, 2014 | By
FDA Loosens its Leash on Medical Device Makers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making it a little easier on medical device manufacturers to “tweak” their product without having the burden of reapplying for permission to market. Last week, the FDA announced it would not require manufacturers to alert the agency when changes are made to a device unless the change poses
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November: Upcoming Pelvic Mesh Trials!!

Oct 21st, 2014 | By
November: Upcoming Pelvic Mesh Trials!!

Thank you Pamela Wise for your ability to figure out the graphics here and create this incredible calendar!! Click on Calendar for full view! Three trials, San Antonio Texas, Miami Florida and Charleston WV.   Can anyone attend? It is worth the price of admission (free), especially to be there for the opening arguments, the closing
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Salazar $73 Million Transvaginal Mesh Award Slashed in Half Due to Tort Reform

Oct 19th, 2014 | By
Salazar $73 Million Transvaginal Mesh Award Slashed in Half Due to Tort Reform

At the time, it was the highest award ever given a woman injured by pelvic mesh. Now that it has been reduced in half, to $34.6 million, it remains the highest award ever in transvaginal mesh litigation. The Dallas trial of Martha Salazar resulted in an unprecedented $73.4 million jury award to Mrs. Salazar. The
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J&J Wants New Trial After $3.27 Huskey Verdict

Oct 19th, 2014 | By
J&J Wants New Trial After $3.27 Huskey Verdict

On October 14, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) filed a Motion in federal court asking that the Jo Huskey verdict be overturned and that  the company receive a new trial. See Huskey Doc #438 J&J asks for a new trial October 2014,  2:12-cv-05201. In September, Mrs. Huskey won a $3.27 million judgment against the medical device maker,
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ARICEPT 23: How an Unusual Dose Generated More Revenue for Big Pharma

Oct 14th, 2014 | By
ARICEPT 23:  How an Unusual Dose Generated More Revenue for Big Pharma

By Dan C. Bolton Keller, Fishback & Jackson LLP With the clock about to run out on patent protection for their blockbuster drug Aricept, prescribed to treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), two pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer, Inc. and Eisai Inc., came up with a brazen idea to dodge patent expiration and continue to reap profits.
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Mesh Survivors UK- Contact Your GP, MP – Challenge the Information!

Oct 10th, 2014 | By
Mesh Survivors UK- Contact Your GP, MP – Challenge the Information!

A mesh survivor from the UK suggests survivors contact their GP and MP with their mesh survivor stories.  (GP is general practitioner and MP is Member of Parliament. The reason – no one ever gets a letter to confirm it has been reported. Finally, this writer got a report to confirm. It said:  this event
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C.R. Bard May Settle 500 Cases for $21 Million

Oct 8th, 2014 | By
C.R. Bard May Settle 500 Cases for $21 Million

October 8, 2014 – Readers of Mesh News Desk have been wondering why there has been no news on the C.R. Bard front while other mesh manufacturers are quietly settling pelvic mesh-injury cases. Bloomberg reports an agreement has been reached between lawyers and C.R. Bard to resolve more than 500 product liability lawsuits with a
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Scotland: Industry Sponsored Docs on Mesh Safety Review Team

Oct 6th, 2014 | By
Scotland: Industry Sponsored Docs on Mesh Safety Review Team

Another story by Scottish reporter Marion Scott finds that a government probe into mesh implants is allegedly under the heavy influence of industry in this case Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division.  Two of the doctors placed on a government review team have been named –  Ash Monga and Karen Guerrero. Dr. Monga calls himself a
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Young Mesh-Injured Woman from the Northeast Looking for Help

Oct 5th, 2014 | By
Young Mesh-Injured Woman from the Northeast Looking for Help

Like so many, this woman has been told not to speak up.  We respect that. It is possible her case will go to trial and she will be deposed.  So she will remain anonymous. If you have any helpful doctors in the Northeast, please let her know. She is suffering…Your comments are welcome!  I, like
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We hope you find this a helpful resource. National News Editor, Jane Akre, began MDND with the hope of providing the latest news, information and perspective from the regulatory, industry and patient point of view, something that goes under-reported in much of the coverage of medical devices. The public is just now becoming aware that many devices do not undergo the same scrutiny as prescription drugs and are instead grandfathered in under an FDA loophole that has gone largely unchanged since the 1970s. As a result, patients become the post-market clinical trial subjects, and many suffer devastating and permanent injuries.