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David and Teresa Sawyer Establish Patient Advocacy Group TVTNO.org

May 31st, 2012 | By
David and Teresa Sawyer Establish Patient Advocacy Group TVTNO.org

May 31, 2012 ~  David and Teresa Sawyer from Curtice, Ohio faced a traumatic introduction to a medical device that would change their lives. When Teresa was implanted with a transvaginal tape (TVT) bladder lift in February 2010 she had an almost immediate reaction. Teresa explains “my whole body went nuts.” She says, “I couldn’t
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Consumer Reports Campaign email Alerts Million About Defective Medical Devices

Mar 13th, 2012 | By
Consumer Reports Campaign email Alerts Million About Defective Medical Devices

MARCH 12, 2012 ~ How bad are medical devices approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration? Reuters reports (here) that Consumer Reports believes they are very bad. The president of the 76-year-old publication wrote in an email to 1 million subscribers this year that, “The implant that fixed your knee or your heart may
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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.