Posts Tagged ‘ Urethra ’

Happy Anniversary Food and Drug Administration – Now What?

Jul 2nd, 2013 | By
Happy Anniversary Food and Drug Administration – Now What?

July 2, 2013 ~ Many of you may be aware that the entire pursuit of lawsuits against mesh manufacturers began two years ago this month with the issuance of a safety warning from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration concerning transvaginal mesh. FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical
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Men and Mesh

Jun 12th, 2013 | By
Men and Mesh

June 12, 2013 ~ You may have recently seen the advertisements for male urinary incontinence products. The Guardian pad was just launched in April with promises of offering “discrete protection for men who suffer from light to moderate male incontinence.” See here. According to the Mayo Clinic newsletter (here), male urinary incontinence is the most
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Suffering in Silence: Thousands of Canadian Women and Cherie Storozinski

May 3rd, 2013 | By
Suffering in Silence: Thousands of Canadian Women and Cherie Storozinski

May 3, 2013~  “My name is Cherie Storozinski. I am 50 years old and live in Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. I am a victim of transvagnial mesh.” That’s how Cherie started her email to MDND. Cherie, 50, had a wonderful life in rural Manitoba, Canada. She and her husband, Curt, live on 20 acres and run
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Hope Pagano: Hope for the New Year Despite Lupus Following Transvaginal Mesh

Dec 31st, 2012 | By
Hope Pagano: Hope for the New Year Despite Lupus Following Transvaginal Mesh

 December 31, 2012 ~ “I had originally had my surgery scheduled December 2010. I cancelled it because on the internet I saw 1,900 mesh complication complaints”~ Hope Pagano. Hope Pagano, 49, got scared when she saw those reports. The Long Island mortgage broker with a thick New York accent was not going to have her
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Endurance Athlete Pat Buchanan Still Trying to Turn Her Life Around After Two Mesh Removal Surgeries

Nov 25th, 2012 | By
Endurance Athlete Pat Buchanan Still Trying to Turn Her Life Around After Two Mesh Removal Surgeries

November 25, 2012 ~ Last June, mesh victim, Pat Buchanan was visited in her Seattle apartment by a television news crew from KING-TV. They filmed her going through her triathlon gear which she had shelved after she began experiencing synthetic mesh complications in 2011.  The story is here. One week later, Buchanan would be going
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Teresa Hughes: Demanding Answers and Raising the Profile of Vaginal Mesh Injuries in the UK

Nov 5th, 2012 | By
Teresa Hughes: Demanding Answers and Raising the Profile of Vaginal Mesh Injuries in the UK

Teresa Hughes, 61, a resident of Liverpool, England, and mother of two, has made so much noise about defective vaginal mesh that last year she was profiled in the UK paper, The Daily Mail. It started: “Thousands of women have been left severely damaged as a result of an implantable ‘sling’ operation to treat problems
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A Nonsurgical Way to Correct Incontinence?

Oct 30th, 2012 | By
A Nonsurgical Way to Correct Incontinence?

October 30, 2012 ~ KING5.com, a Television station in Seattle, reports on a new, non-surgical method to treat urinary incontinence. (here) About 13 million American women suffer incontinence and many who turned to surgery are featured in the Patient Profiles on MDND. Often the choice of a polypropylene mesh to hold up the bladder or
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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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Suffering in Silence: Mary Blanks Not Silent Anymore About Transvaginal Mesh Sling

Apr 22nd, 2012 | By
Suffering in Silence: Mary Blanks Not Silent Anymore About Transvaginal Mesh Sling

“I’m a pretty smart cookie. I’ve tested genius, but trust me I’m at half capacity.” So says 58-year-old Mary Blanks of Erie, Pennsylvania. The Methodist pastor was named Minority Business Woman of the Year for Northwestern Pennsylvania in 1990 as the entrepreneur behind her chain of beauty supply stores, Blanks Beauty & Barber Supplies and
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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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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.