Posts Tagged ‘ DePuy ’

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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Consumers Union: Manufacturers Should Warranty Knees and Hips

Sep 12th, 2013 | By
Consumers Union: Manufacturers Should Warranty Knees and Hips

Your big screen television and new car comes with a warranty- why not the most important medical purchase you will make in your life? Consumers Union, an arm of Consumer Reports, has come up with a novel and common sense approach. Manufacturers of medical devices should warranty their products. They claim they are safe and
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$8.3 Million Verdict Against J&J’s DePuy Unit Over ASR Metal Hip

Mar 8th, 2013 | By

March 8, 2013 ~ Johnson & Johnson must pay the plaintiff who brought the first DePuy metal hip implant device to trial $8.3 million in damages, a Los Angeles jury decided this afternoon. This is the first of 10,750 product liability lawsuits against J&J’s DePuy unit which makes the ASR XL hip replacement device. The
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Day 27: Linda Gross v. Ethicon Jury Deliberates News Breaks

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By
Day 27: Linda Gross v. Ethicon  Jury Deliberates News Breaks

February 22, 2013 ~ As the jury deliberates for its fourth straight day in the Linda Gross v. Ethicon trial, news broke from Bloomberg/Businessweek (here) around noon today of a government investigation of metal hips and surgical mesh made by the healthcare products giant. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched, and J&J confirmed,
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FDA: How to Follow Medical Devices?

Sep 4th, 2012 | By
FDA: How to Follow Medical Devices?

Public Invited to FDA meeting on Postmarket Surveillance September 4, 2012~ Every modern day vehicle comes complete with a VIN number, an identifier number that stays with the car during its lifetime. If there is an auto recall the owner is notified and an auto dealership can easily identify a vehicle that might fall under
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Reporters Resource on Covering Mesh Issues

Aug 31st, 2012 | By
Reporters Resource on Covering Mesh Issues

Mesh 101: The Basics For reporters looking for a way to get started on the transvaginal mesh story, here are some highlights to shortcut your research. This is not a lawyer-generated story!  There are real women suffering devastating injuries from the use of plastic mesh and it continues today!   “We were very shocked and
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Could J & J Implosion Lead to Better Oversight?

Jul 20th, 2012 | By
Could J & J Implosion Lead to Better Oversight?

July 19, 2012 ~ Is more corporate oversight needed by Johnson & Johnson? After years of defective medications, contaminated children’s cold products, three closed manufacturing plants still in FDA hands , defective recalled metal hips, dangerous synthetic vaginal mesh the focus of thousands of lawsuits, kickbacks to docs to speed up sales, and illegally promoting
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Coming Up: FDA Expert Panel Weighs in on Metal Hips

Jun 20th, 2012 | By
Coming Up: FDA Expert Panel Weighs in on Metal Hips

Next Wednesday, June 27 and Thursday, June 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will convene one of its expert panels – this one on patient complications after a metal-on-metal hip implant. It is a gathering called by the Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee within the FDA. The
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Johnson & Johnson Began Phasing out DePuy Defective Hip Prior to Recall

Mar 23rd, 2012 | By
Johnson & Johnson Began Phasing out DePuy Defective Hip Prior to Recall

March 23, 2012 ~ This has not been a good week for Johnson & Johnson. First word that it sold the transvaginal surgical mesh, ProLift, without getting any sort of FDA approval in advance (see background story here). Now the New York Times (NYT) (here) is reporting that J&J began phasing out the DePuy defective
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Breaking News ~ J & J Sold Vaginal Mesh Implant Without FDA Approval

Mar 21st, 2012 | By
Breaking News ~ J & J Sold Vaginal Mesh Implant Without FDA Approval

March 21 ~ Bloomberg is reporting (here) that major medical device maker Johnson & Johnson (J&J) sold the Gynecare Prolift surgical mesh for three years before it was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The mesh is now the subject of more than 550 lawsuits, reports Bloomberg. Prolift is a pre-cut mesh
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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.