Posts Tagged ‘ Bladder ’

Teapapers: Back from Surgery at UCLA

Apr 25th, 2013 | By

April 25, 2013~ Once again our prolific patient advocate enlightens and educates women considering traveling across the country to go to University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) to have surgery. This time Linda had reconstruction and the anchoring of her bladder after mesh removal last October. This followup visit is part of the reconstruction that
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Day 8: Linda Gross v Ethicon, Prolift Launched Under FDA Radar

Jan 22nd, 2013 | By
Day 8: Linda Gross v Ethicon, Prolift Launched Under FDA Radar

January 22, 2013 ~ Much thanks to Courtroom View Network for access to the live court proceedings and graphics shown to the jury. The Prolift surgical mesh did not undergo any FDA approval before it was marketed in March 2005. Last June Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson announced it was removing Prolift and
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Endurance Athlete Pat Buchanan Still Trying to Turn Her Life Around After Two Mesh Removal Surgeries

Nov 25th, 2012 | By
Endurance Athlete Pat Buchanan Still Trying to Turn Her Life Around After Two Mesh Removal Surgeries

November 25, 2012 ~ Last June, mesh victim, Pat Buchanan was visited in her Seattle apartment by a television news crew from KING-TV. They filmed her going through her triathlon gear which she had shelved after she began experiencing synthetic mesh complications in 2011.  The story is here. One week later, Buchanan would be going
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Consumer Alert- Walks Like News, Quacks Like News- Must be News? Wrong

Jun 19th, 2012 | By
Consumer Alert- Walks Like News, Quacks Like News- Must be News? Wrong

Op-Ed – June 19, 2012 ~ Editors Note- * -As someone who worked in the mainstream news for 25 years I know how it used to work. That was before the 500 channel universe and all eyeballs abandoned newspapers to go online. But the profitable business models for news – both print and broadcast –
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Suffering in Silence: Mary Blanks Not Silent Anymore About Transvaginal Mesh Sling

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By
Suffering in Silence: Mary Blanks Not Silent Anymore About Transvaginal Mesh Sling

“I’m a pretty smart cookie. I’ve tested genius, but trust me I’m at half capacity.” So says 58-year-old Mary Blanks of Erie, Pennsylvania. The Methodist pastor was named Minority Business Woman of the Year for Northwestern Pennsylvania in 1990 as the entrepreneur behind her chain of beauty supply stores, Blanks Beauty & Barber Supplies and
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Sick of Suffering in Silence

Mar 19th, 2012 | By

MARCH 19, 2012 ~ By Jane Akre    A story before I tell this story.  I was commissioned to write a 2,100 word piece for the Chicago-based magazine “In These Times.”  I had pitched the long-time editor and he said they were very interested. Great I thought. The money wasn’t much but the exposure for an
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Suffering in Silence: Diane Maassen Tells FDA Panel About Her Nightmare with Pelvic Mesh Sling

Sep 16th, 2011 | By
Suffering in Silence: Diane Maassen Tells FDA Panel About Her Nightmare with Pelvic Mesh Sling

SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 – Editors Note: I attended the Food and Drug Administration expert panel convened on September 8 & 9, 2011 to listen to patients and industry as well as surgeons who use pelvic mesh to treat incontinence and pelvic floor weakness in women and hernias in men. All of the injured patients were
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Suffering in Silence: Janet Holt

Aug 11th, 2011 | By
Suffering in Silence: Janet Holt

Janet Holt, 54, has lived on a Floresville, Texas cattle ranch with her husband for 20 years. The couple saved and scrimped over the years to open a chain of restaurants. Four years ago and days away from opening their fifth restaurant, Janet says she was faced with an unbearable work schedule, building and equipping
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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.