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NHS Trusts could face legal action if they do not enforce ‘high vigilance restrictions’ in the use of mesh following new guidance published by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). Read more

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A historical lack of transparency in the UK’s medical devices industry has led to debilitating consequences for patients, the government admitted this week. Read more

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The Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has issued an apology on behalf of the Scottish government to women affected by a growing scandal centred around vaginal mesh implants. Read more

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The Australian government has issued an apology to women in the country who have been affected by a growing scandal surrounding the use of vaginal mesh implants, which can leave some women with painful and debilitating complications. Read more

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

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The latest episode for the MedTalk Podcast launches. Read more

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

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