Posts Tagged ‘ Public Citizen ’

Suffering in Silence: Nonie Wideman ~ Canadian Child Advocate and Rancher Sidelined By Transvaginal Mesh

May 21st, 2012 | By
Suffering in Silence: Nonie Wideman ~ Canadian Child Advocate and Rancher Sidelined By Transvaginal Mesh

Nonie Wideman might be considered one of those angels on earth who pays it forward by taking into her home kids with all sorts of special and emotional needs – those who have suffered trauma and abuse, autism, ADHD, fetal alcohol syndrome, and handicaps, among other issues. Wideman, 57, and her husband Bob, 65, have
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Politics Gives a Pass to Negligent Doctors, Drug and Device Makers

Mar 20th, 2012 | By
Politics Gives a Pass to Negligent Doctors, Drug and Device Makers

March 20, 2012 ~ The advocacy group, Public Citizen in a letter (here) to Congress issued Monday, March 19 calls on the U.S. House to Reject the medical liability bill called H.R. 5. The House may vote this week on the legislation called the Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare Act. It essentially shields the
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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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Former FDA Director Joins Public Citizen in Device Recall Petition

Dec 23rd, 2011 | By
Former FDA Director Joins Public Citizen in Device Recall Petition

DECEMBER 23, 2011 ~ The consumer group Public Citizen frequently calls for the recall of dangerous drugs or medical devices including a petition last August calling for the recall of synthetic surgical mesh from the market because of the complication rate and a failure to show a benefit over risk (here).  Share this:



Public Citizen: Recall Synthetic Surgical Mesh

Aug 25th, 2011 | By
Public Citizen: Recall Synthetic Surgical Mesh

AUGUST 25, 2011 – Synthetic surgical mesh is implanted into women for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence and now Public Citizen is calling for a ban citing the needless exposure of patients to serious, life-altering complications. Synthetic mesh used for pelvic surgeries, and hernia repair in men, is made of a petroleum-based
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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.