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“Why We Can’t Trust Our Doctors: Ex-Pharma Drug Rep Tells All…”

Interesting video, titltled: “Why We Can’t Trust Our Doctors: Ex-Pharma Drug Rep Tells All…” It’s talking about doctors and pharmaceutical reps, and drugs, but it can also be applied to the mesh manufacturer sales reps, doctors, and idea of “informed consent” as well… I posted the following comment there (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTRt5wBlUHc): I learned the hard way… Read More ›

Repairing Pelvic Organ Prolapse: What’s Best?

Sharing the attached article  and video which were posted at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/761692, on Apr 18, 2012, from Dr. Diane Mitchell, Assistant Director for Science in the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Devices and Radiological Health.  (also an obstetrician/gynecologist). At one point, she says, “The panel generally agreed that, depending on the anatomical areas involved, vaginal placement… Read More ›

“Considering a Mesh Implant? You have better odds playing Russian roulette”

That was the title of the poster created by Jaye Lee,  who also suffers from mesh complications (“Considering a Mesh Implant? You have better odds playing Russian roulette”).   She has a way with words (and graphics), eh?  She has shared her story and many of her poignant posters along the way. When I first saw this… Read More ›

Were you told that you were the “only one”?

“As of yesterday, there were 17,478 plaintiffs consolidated in one federal court!  That does not include the many others in various state courts.” That is what Jane Akre mentions in a recent article on her MDND blog, called: “Why We’re Here ~ Putting a Face on Adverse Events”.  She gets into more details of this… Read More ›

Top 10 Things to Know About Mesh BEFORE Having Surgery for POP or SUI

What if I could go back in time to before I had my mesh implant for SUI? What are the things I wish I had known? What do I think I SHOULD have been told? What do I think are the basics that everyone should know before they have surgery for any pelvic repairs, including… Read More ›

“Quick and Easy”? I Think Not.

Jane Akre recently posted on the MDND blog an article entitled, “FDA: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) Surgical Mesh Reports up 36 Percent”, which reads: While advising not every woman experiencing SUI will need surgery the FDA appears to endorse sling surgery over non-mesh repairs on the What is Stress Urinary Incontinence? page (here) by saying: “The use of surgical… Read More ›

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