Actos Replacement Drug Discarded

Takeda Pharmaceutical Company halted production of a new type-2 diabetes drug due to dangerous side effects noted during experimentation. Actos Pioglitazone is a prescription drug used to treat diabetes. In 2008, it became one of the world’s best selling drugs despite safety concerns raised by the FDA. Many patients and their medical advisers were unaware […]

J&J Held Accountable For Missing Vaginal Mesh Docs

December 2013 — Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit has been accused of destroying documents containing vital information in regards to vaginal mesh implants. Missing Files May Benefit Defendant The lost documents, which date back to 10 years ago, are claimed to have been removed from former Ethicon President, Renee Salman’s hard drive. Reasons […]

Failures in Depuy Hip Replacements

U.S. Drug Watchdog encourages recipients of faulty DePuy hip replacements to get tested to see if they have or will be experiencing premature hip failure. 

POP Surgery and Transvaginal Mesh Complications

In a study published in the May 15 issue of JAMA, researchers set out to determine the safety and long-term effectiveness of abdominal sacrocolpopexy, which the University of Michigan Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital describes as “a surgery to correct the supporting muscles, ligaments and tissues of the vagina.”

Doctor Speaks About POP Treatment Challenges

Dr. Murray said that of the approximately 200 pelvic prolapse surgeries he conducts each year, 10 to 20 of them involve removing or repairing mesh that has caused health problems.

AUGS Shields Transvaginal Mesh Surgery

The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) has issued a statement opposing a potential ban of transvaginal mesh and recommending that it remain an option for treating POP.

Transvaginal Mesh Surgery Explained

On April 10, What’s Transvaginal Mesh, a website launched by personal injury lawyers across the country, published a press release that explains the details of pelvic organ prolapse – one of the conditions that the devices have been used to treat.

Transvaginal Mesh Special Aired on PBS

The issues with these devices are so widespread, however, that non-profit public broadcasting network PBS recently covered transvaginal mesh complications in its “Need to Know” series.