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In a landmark moment for thousands of women across the UK, it has been announced that the NHS will immediately halt the use of surgical mesh for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI). more

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The National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE) is delaying its guidelines on surgical mesh despite calls to make it a matter of urgency. more

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Boston Scientific has won its third Massachusetts lawsuit defending its pelvic mesh products against allegations that it designed a defective product. more

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A 60 Minutes report by CBS has resurfaced claims that medical device giant, Boston Scientific, used counterfeit plastic to produce its vaginal mesh products. more

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The government’s recent debate over the vaginal mesh scandal was a welcome step towards recognising the debilitating effects that women have faced from these devices. 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. more

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A report by NHS Digital has revealed the scale of the vaginal mesh scandal that has affected thousands of women across the UK. more

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The latest episode for the MedTalk Podcast launches. more

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A review into a number of medical products that have caused public scandals has been announced by the government. more

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A new material has been suggested to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence to the current mesh material, polypropylene. more

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Medical Plastics News takes a look at some of the biggest stories that have emerged over the past week. more

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The government has announced that it will conduct an audit into the number of women who have been harmed by vaginal mesh implants. 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 more

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A survey of over 500 women who have undergone mesh implant operations has shown the devastating impact that the devices have had on their lives. more

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The UK health watchdog NICE has recommended that vaginal mesh products be banned from treating prolapse due to safety concerns. more

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

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A US woman has received $57 million in damages from Johnson & Johnson for the injuries caused by the company’s vaginal mesh implant. 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. more

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Medical Plastics News takes a look at some of the biggest stories that have emerged over the past week. more

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