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News Article in Canada’s ‘The Globe and Mail’: Risks of Surgical Meshes

Andre Picard of Canada’s The Globe and Mail writes about the risks of surgical meshes used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in his article “Time to discuss risks of surgical meshes” published on 7th May 2012.

The article states how one of the most-used products, the transvaginal surgical mesh (inserted through the vagina), is the subject of intense scrutiny.  It comments on the emergence of class-action lawsuits in both the United States and Canada against makers of the meshes, which include such industry giants as Johnson & Johnson Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp.

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2 thoughts on “News Article in Canada’s ‘The Globe and Mail’: Risks of Surgical Meshes

  1. Good find that puts the problem in a nutshell.

    Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2012, 9:10 am
  2. Yes, and it’s interesting how this journalist has remarked on how little this subject has been reported in the media, in stark contrast to the recent coverage of breast implants. This topic is just not discussed very openly because it is still seen as an embarrassing subject, and the journalist remarks that women are suffering “alone and forgotten”.

    Posted by tvtinfo | May 14, 2012, 10:11 am

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