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The results from the preclinical study have been published in the Journal of Surgical Research. Read more

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John Wilkinson to step down as director of devices at the UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) in October. Read more

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Campaign group Sling The Mesh to protest against new health guidelines they believe pave the way for generations of women to be harmed. Read more

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Labour MP Owen Smith called for radical reform of the rules regulating the licensing and marketing of certain medical devices in a debate in the House of Commons. Read more

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French regulator Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament (ANSM) has announced it will hold evidence gathering hearings following the Implant Files Scandal, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Read more

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Women who have had complications following pelvic mesh implants and have had to have corrective surgery are increasingly likely to suffer from depression and possibly self-harm, according to a study by researchers at ICES. Read more

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A parliamentary report is calling on the NHS in Scotland to stop using mesh devices to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Read more

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The scandal surrounding surgical mesh implants isn’t going away and new research might link the devices to being responsible for patients developing autoimmune disorders. Read more

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This Netflix title aims to highlight the horrors of the medical device market. Read more

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New analysis shows that the cost of follow-ups for women who have undergone mesh surgery in England is estimated to be £119,164,200. Read more

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The pelvic mesh scandal isn’t going away with many women reporting severe adverse effects of the product. Reece Armstrong has been following events and outlines where we are now Read more

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Women with transvaginal mesh implants have been exposed to harm because of failings in regulation, experts have said. Read more

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Later this year, the health watchdog NICE will recommend that vaginal mesh operations are banned from treating organ prolapse, the BBC has discovered. Read more

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The government has rejected calls to ban vaginal mesh implants after MPs debated its use to treat women affected by pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence following childbirth. Read more

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NHS figures obtained by The Guardian have revealed that thousands of women have undergone surgery to have vaginal mesh implants removed. Read more

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A report has been released by the NHS on the use of vaginal mesh implants in women following controversy surrounding the devices. Campaign group disappointed at the lack of action by NHS. Read more

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