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Did Florida’s AG Take Mesh Maker Money? Mesh Survivors Want to Know

Oct 30th, 2014 | By
Did Florida’s AG Take Mesh Maker Money? Mesh Survivors Want to Know

To Florida Women and Men affected by Mesh  – Hello All – Mesh News Desk and We Are Mesh Survivors are very concerned about the recent revelations about Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and her apparent conflicts of interest with major manufacturers who hire a law firm and then wine and dine Attorneys General around
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Hernia Mesh: The Debate and the History

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
Hernia Mesh: The Debate and the History

In this excellent article by General Surgery News (here)  the history of hernia mesh as well as the present day debate is laid out despite the fact that it is linked to chronic pain, mesh erosion into adjacent tissues or organs, infection and fistulas, among other problems. General Surgery News reports on the March 2014
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FDA – What Are We Waiting For?

Oct 28th, 2014 | By
FDA – What Are We Waiting For?

FDA-What Are We Waiting For? It’s been months since the FDA said a word about mesh, and years since it’s known stronger action was needed. Meanwhile, more and more people are getting hurt. Sign our letter below to let them know how you feel. Tell the FDA: Stop hesitating. Reclassify all pelvic mesh as high-risk.
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Doctor Directory: Dr. Daniel Elliott- Urology Department, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Oct 27th, 2014 | By
Doctor Directory: Dr. Daniel Elliott- Urology Department, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

As part of an ongoing series: Doctor Directory, Mesh News Desk  will bring you interviews with the leading doctors involved with the current transvaginal mesh issue. Most of the doctors interviewed have been chosen because they recognize mesh injuries as real and deserving of attention, however, those profiled here may have different attitudes toward treatment.
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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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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.