Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Consumer group calls for reform of FDA approval process

The independent nonprofit Consumer Reports has undertaken a national campaign to change the process by which the federal Food and Drug Administration approves medical devices, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

Consumer Reports says the agency’s approval of metal-on-metal hip implants and transvaginal mesh implants – both of which have led to thousands of reported cases of debilitating health problems — illustrate why reforming the process is necessary.

According to the Tribune, Consumer Reports President Jim Guest sent an email ...

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Medical groups voice concerns about transvaginal mesh implants

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Urogynecologic Society recently issued a joint statement expressing the organizations’ concerns about the safety and effectiveness of transvaginal mesh implants to treat the condition pelvic organ prolapse.

In the statement, the groups say there’s an “urgent need” for a national registry to track outcomes for all current and future patients who get the procedure.

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when there’s stretching or tearing of the pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue holding ...

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Medical groups voice concerns about transvaginal mesh implants

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Urogynecologic Society recently issued a joint statement expressing the organizations’ concerns about the safety and effectiveness of transvaginal mesh implants to treat the condition pelvic organ prolapse.

In the statement, the groups say there’s an “urgent need” for a national registry to track outcomes for all current and future patients who get the procedure.

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when there’s stretching or tearing of the pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue holding ...

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Members of Congress: Close FDA loophole

Four Democratic U.S. Representatives have introduced legislation designed to close a major loophole in the process by which the federal Food and Drug Administration approves medical devices. The legislation’s sponsors specifically cite vaginal mesh implants and metal-on-metal hip implants as dangerous and defective devices that have made it onto the market as a result of that loophole.

A news release from the bill’s main sponsor, ...

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