Media Reports

Scotland’s The Sunday Mail: The Pain is All in Your Head

May 8th, 2013 | By
Marion Scott

  May 8, 2013 ~ by MARION SCOTT~As Scotland’s mesh victims go to parliament to meet with Health Secretary Alex Neil, one mum reveals how she planned to take her own life after doctors told her the pain was all in her head. Karen Neil’s courageous account of how mesh implants drove her to suicide
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The Sunday Mail: Women Need to Know, They’re Not Being Told

Apr 30th, 2013 | By
The Sunday Mail

April 30, 2013~ Marion Scott of the Sunday Mail reports for MDND on  the news published this past Sunday in the Scottish tabloid newspaper. The article features a full page shot of attorney Adam Slater who was interviewed by Scott. Slater is the attorney who recently won an award on behalf of mesh victim Linda
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Surgical Mesh Complications Tear Lives Apart

Mar 25th, 2013 | By
Linda Felts

March 25, 2013~ First Coast News Jacksonville has just aired the latest mesh complication story at its Gannett station. See the story here. “The pain was severe enough that I couldn’t stay still on the bed.”  “It just became unbearable.  I went into seclusion from this.“ These are some of the comments from the four
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PBS “Need to Know” Friday, March 22 on FDA and Medical, Surgical Devices

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By
Linda, Jeff Gross

March 22, 2013 ~ Friday night, March 22, Public Broadcasting (PBS) looks into the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversight of medical devices and how so many enter the market with little review and oversight. The 510(k) process allows devices on the market after the manufacturer requests clearance from the FDA and names a
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Canadian Women Seek Transvaginal Mesh Removal Help in the U.S.

Feb 20th, 2013 | By

February  20, 2013~  When CTV News (Canadian Television) did a story last April on transvaginal mesh injuries, the number of women coming forward stunned the reporter and producer. So the network did a follow-up Tuesday, February 19. Medical/Health Reporter Avis Favaro (background here) and producer Elizabeth St. Philip found more women speaking out to say
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Mesh Top Medical Story in Canada at CTV

Dec 31st, 2012 | By

  December 31, 2012 ~ Canada’s CTV Health Reporter Avis Favro in a review of the Top Ten medical stories of 2012 recounts how mesh elicited more responses than any other story that year, more than she thought possible.  Here are her thoughts. U.S. media are you listening? There are 10,000 cases filed in the
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President Obama Will Not Delay Med Device Tax

Dec 16th, 2012 | By
WikiCommons, Scott Steiner

December 17, 2012 ~ A new medical device tax is set to go into effect January 1, 2013 and President Obama says it will not be delayed. Part of the Affordable Care Act, medical device manufacturers have strenuously objected to the 2.3% tax to be imposed on every medical device sale unless the manufacturer has
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New Zealand Reports of Mesh Injuries, Hundreds Respond

Oct 29th, 2012 | By
Carmel Berry, mesh injured in New Zealand

  October 29, 2012 ~ The New Zealand Herald reports in a series of articles by Chloe Johnson, on the outcome of mesh surgeries in that country. Specifically Johnson profiles 18-year-old Samantha Wiggins. In “Dance Dreams Crushed by Mesh,” Johnson reports Wiggins always dreamed of being a dancer but after she was implanted with surgical
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The Scandal of Defective Medical Device Approval in UK

Oct 29th, 2012 | By
Deborah Cohen, BMJ investigator

October 28, 2012 ~ Working with undercover reporters from The Daily Telegraph in the UK, the British Medical Journal’s (BMJ) Deborah Cohen has exposed, “a fragmented, poorly regulated, market driven system, with financial incentives to prioritize manufacturers’ interests over those of patients, and with no requirement for clinical evaluation of a device’s safety or effectiveness,”
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Medical Device Messenger and Fox Failure to Disclose

Oct 1st, 2012 | By
Fox & Friends, October 1, 2012

October 1, 2012 ~ Respect your television audience. In terms of  full disclosure that would require a reporter to  disclose the background of an interview subject, especially if that person is espousing a specific point of view. Journalistic ethics didn’t stop Fox & Friends from practicing bad journalism. Introducing former Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) on
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