Posts Tagged ‘ pelvic organ prolapse ’

Four Years Ago: FDA Where Are You on Pelvic Mesh Proposals?

Sep 11th, 2015 | By
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MND, September 11, 2015 ~ It’s been four years this past week (September 8, 9, 2011)  that the FDA convened a panel of “experts”  to form the Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. Their goal was to discuss the five-fold increase in complications associated with pelvic mesh.   The FDA
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Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Una Lee Offers Help to Pelvic Prolapse Patients

Aug 25th, 2015 | By
New Day segment King-TV, Seattle July 22, 2015

 MND, August 25, 2015 ~ King 5-TV in Seattle did a health segment in July on pelvic floor problems including prolapse and incontinence.  Featured was Dr. Una Lee of Virginia Mason Hospital, a urologist who trained under Dr. Shlomo Raz at UCLA. “Better Understanding the Female Body with Dr. Lee”  was sponsored by Virginia Mason
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FDA Loosens its Leash on Medical Device Makers

Oct 21st, 2014 | By
Prolift mesh kit, Ethicon, J&J

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is making it a little easier on medical device manufacturers to “tweak” their product without having the burden of reapplying for permission to market. Last week, the FDA announced it would not require manufacturers to alert the agency when changes are made to a device unless the change poses
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Speak to the FDA Now!

Jul 28th, 2014 | By
New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 2014

  Midnight Wednesday July 30, the opportunity ends to weigh into the FDA concerning the reclassification of POP mesh to class III or a high-risk device which it certainly is. Mesh will never survive that scrutiny. Mesh News Desk and Corporate Action Network, a consumer group, are asking you to share the link below with
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Boston Scientific Opening Arguments in Mass. Court

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
Judge Diane M. Kottmyer

Today was Day One for opening arguments in the trial of Diane Albright v. Boston Scientific being heard in Middlesex Co. Superior Court in Woburn, Massachusetts.  It appears to be the first product liability trial against Boston Scientific, maker of transvaginal mesh.  The case is being heard before Judge Diane M. Kottmyer and could take
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WFAA – Texas AG and 10 Others Investigate Transvaginal Mesh!

Jul 9th, 2014 | By
WFAA's Janet. St. James

WFAA-TV’s reporter Janet St. James has been on the mesh story for years and broke a story today that the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is leading a nationwide investigation into Johnson & Johnson and its deceptive trade operations. St. James says there are ten other states that have joined a nationwide investigation concerning its
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Suffering in Silence: Estelle Tasz Turned Away From the ER with Raging Pelvic Mesh Infection

Jul 3rd, 2014 | By

Estelle Tasz calls her home “organized chaos.” The 37-year old mother of four is home now after more than one month in Los Angeles where she went one night in a desperate bid to find medical help. Estelle thought it was necessary to travel 2,400 miles to get help after four hospitals in her home
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#Not One More Campaign

Jun 26th, 2014 | By
Not One More video

The #NotOneMore campaign is a Public Service Announcement sponsored by the Mesh Warrior foundation for the Injured. Its mission is to raise awareness abuot the dangers of polypropylene mes used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, stress urinary incontinence and for hernia repair.  It was never tested on humans. These women add their voices to the
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Scotland Becomes First Country to Suspend Sales of Transvaginal Mesh!

Jun 17th, 2014 | By

  One day after one of the country’s health boards voted to ban the use of transvaginal mesh use in that country, Scotland’s Health Secretary Alex Neil has requested the use of mesh implants stop in Scotland until an investigation into mesh complications is conducted. About 1,500 women undergo transvaginal mesh implants in Scotland every
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A Scottish Health Board Votes to Suspend Sales of Transvaginal Mesh Implants

Jun 16th, 2014 | By
Elains Holmes testifies

After an effective campaign where women spoke directly to a Scottish Parliamentary Committee, a Scottish Health Board has decided to ban the use of transvaginal mesh implants used as a treatment for pelvic organ prolapse. This is the first board to suspend the plastic mesh implants reports the Sunday Mail’s reporter Marion Scott here. The
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