Media Reports

Recalled Bard Avaulta Mesh Sold on EBay

Sep 10th, 2012 | By
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September 10, 2012 ~ You can buy almost anything on eBay, right? Even transvaginal mesh that has been taken off the market? DrugWatch (here) reports that the Bard Avaulta polypropylene mesh has shown up on an eBay auction including a Plus Posterior mesh. You could buy it for $50 and two Anterior support System products
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J & J Execs to be Deposed About Vaginal Mesh – What Did They Know – When Did They Know It

Jul 29th, 2012 | By
Alex Gorsky, CEO J & J

July 29, 2012 ~ Johnson & Johnson’s new CEO is on the hot seat. Alex Gorsky must show up to provide a videotaped deposition concerning the upcoming Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending before a New Jersey Superior Court. Ethicon is a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. The decision to require Gorsky and two
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Campaign Against FDA Whistleblowers Inquiry Heats Up

Jul 16th, 2012 | By
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July 16, 2012 ~Most Americans believe the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)  does a fairly adequate job at least keeping us safe from dangerous pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and food.  However, a story in the New York Times (here) outlines the length to which the FDA went after its own whistleblowers when they tried to
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Hundreds of Utah Women File Lawsuits Alleging Complications for Pelvic Implants

Jul 8th, 2012 | By
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~Salt Lake Tribune, July 8, 2012 “Lee” had a pelvic mesh sling implanted six years ago to treat incontinence, which was an inconvenience. But after two surgeries and continuing health complications, Lee and about 50 other Utah women have filed lawsuits alleging they are suffering “severe and permanent  bodily injuries” from the pelvic mesh devices
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J&J Continued to Sell Vaginal Mesh Implant After FDA Ordered Halt

Jun 26th, 2012 | By

June 26, 2012 ~ Johnson & Johnson, the global healthcare company, has once again found itself in the spotlight for failing to follow the rules. J & J was ordered to stop selling a controversial vaginal mesh product, the Gynecare Prolift,  but kept selling it even after being warned by the U.S. Food and Drug
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The Patriot Ledger: Boston Scientific Faces Nearly 300 Mesh Implant Complication Lawsuits

May 29th, 2012 | By
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May 29, 2012 ~ According to an article published in The Patriot Ledger, Boston Scientific was sued in Boston federal court May 2, by Sheila Roach of Modesto, California. She blames a mid-urethral sling implanted in May 2008 on injuries that followed including debilitating pain and infections which necessitated corrective surgery in 2010. Natick-based Boston
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America Now: Routine Surgery Dangerous for Women

May 14th, 2012 | By
Teresa and David Sawyer, America Now

May 14, 2012 ~ The syndicated show, America Now, ran a story last week on Teresa Sawyer of TVTNo.org and also the subject of a Patient Profile in MDND. Here is our story that ran last August. In the video story, Routine Surgery Dangerous for Women, Sawyer told reporter Craig Thomas (from WTOL)  they they
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Toronto: Globe and Mail on Risks of Surgical Meshes

May 8th, 2012 | By
Andre Picard, Globe & Mail Columnist

The Toronto, Canada newspaper, The Globe and Mail, on May 7, Monday night published, “Time to discuss risks of surgical meshes.” These are embarrassing issues to discuss says newspaper columnist, Andre Picard, because they involve so-called “private parts.” Most reporters don’t usually write about organs that protrude through the vagina or urine leakage when one
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NPR: Why People Do Bad Things

May 1st, 2012 | By
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May 1, 2012 ~ National Public Radio ran a podcast of an interesting topic, Why People do Bad Things. We often find that executives within a company or within a huge hospital complex will do things which most people find morally and ethically wrong. Listen to the story of Toby Groves, who as a young
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New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

Apr 30th, 2012 | By
Alex Gorsky, CEO J & J

  It will be interesting to watch how Alex Gorsky, 51, handles his new job and all that comes with it. As of April 26, he is in charge of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as its Chief Executive Officer. He also inherited a massive number of lawsuits from surgical mesh and defective metal hip devices.
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