Media Reports

Common Fibroid Operation Warning

Jan 17th, 2014 | By
Common Fibroid Operation Warning

Dr. Amy Reed is a 41-year-old anesthesiologist at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After she underwent a procedure to remove uterine fibroids, she was diagnosed with a rare uterine cancer and was told that a minimally invasive procedure called morecellation may have spread her stage IV cancer. The surgery involves grinding up the fibroids
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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits to Begin in Scotland

Jan 13th, 2014 | By
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits to Begin in Scotland

Scotland is taking the mesh mess seriously with that country’s product liability lawyers about to launch the biggest medical claim in Scottish legal history, reports the Daily Record. Hundreds of victims of transvaginal mesh and their lawyers are preparing to sue not just the implant manufacturers but also the National Health Service (NHS). In Scotland
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Scotland’s Health Secretary Calls for More Regulation and Informed Consent over Mesh

Nov 13th, 2013 | By
Scotland’s Health Secretary Calls for More Regulation and Informed Consent over Mesh

The Daily Record- the newspaper of Scotland – reports that due to front page headline reports by its sister publication, The Sunday Mail, the country’s Health Secretary, Alex Neil, is calling for tougher regulations concerning transvaginal mesh and more informed consent. The Sunday Mail, and reporter Marion Scott, have done a series of hard-hitting exposes
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Scotland’s Transvaginal Mesh Campaign Gains Steam

Oct 31st, 2013 | By
Scotland’s Transvaginal Mesh Campaign Gains Steam

Scotland is taking some major steps that will allow women injured by transvaginal mesh to sue the manufacturers. The Scottish Parliament set up a transvaginal mesh working group last May and that country’s health minister has ordered the National Health Service to warn woman about transvaginal mesh surgery. Marion Scott’s series of reports in the
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Transvaginal Mesh Warnings to be Strengthened in Scotland at the Urging of Mesh-Injured

Oct 1st, 2013 | By
Transvaginal Mesh Warnings to be Strengthened in Scotland at the Urging of Mesh-Injured

Scotland is making changes in the way the public is warned about transvaginal mesh. The Scottish Parliament set up a transvaginal mesh working group in May 2013. Last week the TVM working group met with the Minister for Health and Well Being. Scotland’s Health Minister Alex Neil has ordered the National Health Service to warn
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Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed in West Virginia Court

Sep 17th, 2013 | By
Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Filed in West Virginia Court

Rosemary S. Roberts has filed a negligence lawsuit against C.R. Bard for injuries she suffered from the hernia mesh implanted in her in 2004 reports the West Virginia Record. It was filed August 22 in Kanawha Circuit Court in Charleston, West Virginia, the same city where more than 30,000 lawsuits have been filed alleging  defective
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When the Sales Rep is in the Operating Room

Aug 27th, 2013 | By
When the Sales Rep is in the Operating Room

One of our very smart readers,  Jade, brought this article to my attention.  Imaging your doctor learning about a new medical device in a weekend cadaver clinic. Then image your doctor being schooled on use of the device, how to implant it for example, with the sales rep in the operating room along with you,
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TVT-NO Founders Radio Interview on the Struggle to Help Others

Jul 30th, 2013 | By
TVT-NO Founders Radio Interview on the Struggle to Help Others

Teresa and David Sawyer of Ohio talk to DrugWatch Radio about how they established their nonprofit organization TVT-NO after Teresa received a Gynecare TVT Bladder Sling. She is still suffering. Teresa calls mesh a “genocide on women.” She and David talk about the FDA’s failure to protect the public, what women are being told today
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Survey: Transvaginal Mesh Advertising Frightens Patients

May 28th, 2013 | By
Survey: Transvaginal Mesh Advertising Frightens Patients

May 28, 2013 ~ Medscape Medical News reports that all of those ads you see on television warning about the complications from transvaginal mesh are worrying women and raising a red flag about whether it is a viable option, but not scaring them away.  Story is here. Women from two urology and urogynecolocy clinics were
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Saskatchewan Protest Over Mesh

May 12th, 2013 | By
Saskatchewan Protest Over Mesh

May 11, 2013 ~ A group gathered outside a Saskatoon City Hospital Saturday to bring awareness to the dangers of polypropylene surgical mesh. Synthetic mesh is often used as a first-line treatment for incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) however the women who have had the treatment want to warn others away from that option.
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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.