Posts Tagged ‘ J & J ’

New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

Apr 30th, 2012 | By
New J & J CEO Plans to Expand Medical Device Industry

  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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What to Understand Pre-mesh: Graphic Videos of Mesh Removal and Sling Incision Treatment

Mar 27th, 2012 | By
What to Understand Pre-mesh: Graphic Videos of Mesh Removal and Sling Incision Treatment

The Cleveland Clinic is renowned for some pretty innovative procedures and reputable doctors. Among them, Dr. Howard Goldman provides video demonstrates a “simple sling incision” which cuts a synthetic sling used to treat incontinence if the patient is having complications. Many doctors feel anything other than a complete extraction leaves behind the complications of synthetic
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Suffering in Silence: Howard Sadwin’s Story of Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure

Mar 5th, 2012 | By
Suffering in Silence: Howard Sadwin’s Story of Metal-on-Metal Hip Failure

Howard Sadwin is 65 years old and lives in Sarasota, Florida. Life has not been the same since a metal-on-metal hip implant in 2007. In fact, during his 10-month hospital stay, Howard’s doctor leaned over and whispered to him that Howard was dying. But Sadwin survived and today is fighting mad about the artificial hip
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Push to More Regulation Heats Up FDA Expert Panel on Surgical Mesh

Sep 9th, 2011 | By
Push to More Regulation Heats Up FDA Expert Panel on Surgical Mesh

SEPTEMBER 8, 2011 – About the only thing that the room full of injured patients, industry representatives, and surgeons could agree on at the first FDA hearing on synthetic surgical mesh was that more studies are needed on the safety and efficacy of the controversial medical device. This was the first of a two-day expert
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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.