Posts Tagged ‘ synthetic surgical mesh ’

Study: Mesh Removal May Cause Injuries

Sep 25th, 2012 | By
Study: Mesh Removal May Cause Injuries

September 25, 2012 ~ Increasingly women are deciding that their synthetic surgical mesh placed to treat incontinence and prolapse is causing more complication than it’s cured and are opting to have it removed, but a new report says the removal procedure may cause a host of internal injuries, especially to the urethra, or the smooth
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Court: Drugmakers Do Not Have To Warn Patients About Drug Risks

Jul 17th, 2012 | By
Court: Drugmakers Do Not Have To Warn Patients About Drug Risks

July 17, 2012 ~ In a bizarre twist that puts one more advantage in the corporate side, the Supreme Court of Texas has ruled that manufacturers of pharmaceuticals do not have a responsibility to warn patients about the risks associated with using their products, even as they advertise directly to the public. A lower court
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Consumer Alert- Walks Like News, Quacks Like News- Must be News? Wrong

Jun 19th, 2012 | By
Consumer Alert- Walks Like News, Quacks Like News- Must be News? Wrong

Op-Ed – June 19, 2012 ~ Editors Note- * -As someone who worked in the mainstream news for 25 years I know how it used to work. That was before the 500 channel universe and all eyeballs abandoned newspapers to go online. But the profitable business models for news – both print and broadcast –
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Netherlands Newspaper Investigates Mesh Mess

Dec 29th, 2011 | By
Netherlands Newspaper Investigates Mesh Mess

DECEMBER 29,  2011 ~ The Netherlands will begin a patient registry of synthetic gynecological mesh in early 2012 requiring gynecologists to report the growing number of complications emerging from use of the mesh.  The U.S. has yet to establish post-surgery patient tracking to determine the actual number of adverse events.  Investigative reporter, Ellen de Visser
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Pelvic Surgeon Dr. M. Tom Margolis on ‘Getting the Mesh Out’

Aug 26th, 2011 | By
Pelvic Surgeon Dr. M. Tom Margolis on ‘Getting the Mesh Out’

  As a Pelvic Surgeon/Urogynecologist, Dr. Margolis helps women suffering from incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and a variety of surgical problems involving the female pelvis. He has done mesh removal surgery from his office, Bay Area Pelvic Surgery, in the San Francisco Bay area. Share this:



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.