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Summary of Articles in UK and International Media, Scottish & UK Parliament

Below you will find links to articles in the UK media, international media, Scottish Parliament and UK Parliament.

UNITED KINGDOM

1 July 2014: Campaign group look for Wales to follow Scotland’s lead:
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/latestnews/11311916.Campaign_group_look_for_Wales_to_follow_Scotland__39_s_lead/?ref=twtrec

5 June 2014: Campaign against controversial mesh procedure steps up:
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/11257798.Campaign_against_controversial_medical_procedure_steps_up/

April 2014: BBC Radio 4 You & Yours – Woman tells how mesh has ruined her life: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03zdbrj

22 January 2014: Face the Facts: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03q9dc8

23 May 2012: Regulation of medical implants: Carl Heneghan: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=10850

5 April 2012: St Helens mum left in agony by medical mesh launches campaign to help others: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/st-helens-mum-left-agony-3346546

3 September 2012: The scandal of women who STILL aren’t told the risks of bladder operations: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2197850/The-scandal-women-STILL-arent-told-risks-bladder-operations.html

19 January 2012: Woman’s Hour: Urinary Incontinence and Transvaginal Tape: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019gy9r

15 August 2011: It was a simple implant to treat an embarrassing problem…The incontinence operation that is ruining women’s lives: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2026354/It-simple-implant-cure-embarrassing-problem–The-incontinence-operation-thats-ruining-womens-lives.html

SCOTLAND

11 November 2014: Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByxIctxceRYHeGhWQ19FRDhNUFU/view?pli=1

25 October 2014: Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards 2014 – Unsung Hero – Hear Our Voice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xeKRujZt1M

8 October 2014: Anne McTaggart MSP:
http://annemctaggartmsp.com/2014/10/08/anne-mctaggart-msp-calls-for-action-to-be-taken-on-plastic-mesh-implants/

23 July 2014: “I went through hell”: mesh risks reviewed as women speak out: http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/dundee/i-went-through-hell-mesh-risks-reviewed-as-women-speak-out-1.484917

26 June 2014: Ministerial Statement:
http://www.scottishparliament.tv/category.aspx?sort=date&vid=0_fvbb1az6

23 June 2014: Health chiefs face flood of mesh legal claims: http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/health/health-chiefs-face-flood-of-mesh-legal-claims-1-3453373

17 June 2014: Scottish Parliament Public Petitions Committee:
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByxIctxceRYHNjlMRWRFd2VqVEE/edit?pli=1

17 June 2014: Health boards urged to suspend the use of mesh implants: http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/u/health-boards-urged-to-suspend-the-use-of-mesh-implants.1403005545

3 June 2014: Campaigners fight for surgical implant ban: http://www.clyde1.com/news/local/campaigners-fight-for-surgical-implant-ban/

3 June 2014: Mesh implants victims give ‘heartbreaking’ evidence to MSPs: BBC Scotland News link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-27669702

3 June 2014: Scottish Parliament: Scottish Mesh Survivors “Hear Our Voice” petition: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0ByxIctxceRYHY0ZteGZ5elBwQk0/edit?pli=1

3 June 2014: Liberal Democrats Health Spokesperson Jim Hume backs Scottish Mesh Survivors Campaign: http://jimhume.org/en/article/2014/923385/hume-backs-scottish-mesh-survivors-campaign

24 May 2014: Neil Findlay (Lab MSP), Margaret Mitchell (Cons MSP) & John Scott (Cons MSP): http://www.theyworkforyou.com/sp/?id=2014-05-13.3.0

13 May 2014: Scottish Government under pressure to suspend use of mesh implants: http://news.stv.tv/scotland/275126-michael-matheson-answers-questions-on-mesh-implants-at-holyrood/

10 May 2014: Controversial bladder operation has failed three times for Dundee gran: http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/controversial-bladder-operation-has-failed-three-times-for-dundee-gran-1.361256

3 May 2014: Shadow Health Secretary’s Topical Question (click on the + symbol):
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/28862.aspx?r=9171&mode=html#.VIA6IDGsV1Y

April – June 2014: Graeme Morrice MP:
http://www.graememorricemp.co.uk/?s=transvaginal+mesh&x=0&y=0

11 March 2014: Faulty implants end women’s sex life: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-26518269

23 December 2013: Morning Star: Labour calls for end to medical implants causing severe pain: http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-47cc-Labour-calls-for-end-to-medical-implants-causing-severe-pain/#.VICUQTGsV1Z

November 2013: Health & Sport Committee – Ask the Health Secretary (page 3 and pages 9-11): https://www.scottish.parliament.uk/S4_HealthandSportCommittee/Inquiries/Ask_Health_Secretary_-_Questions.pdf

USA

May 2014: Johnson & Johnson continues to kill women: Papantonio video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE5zKgI9-m8 (3 mins in Ethicon email)

23 July 2014: Johnson & Johnson Blue Sh*t Coverup: Papantonio video: http://ringoffireradio.com/2014/07/johnson-johnsons-blue-sht-coverup/

NETHERLANDS

8 December 2014: Dutch consumer programme on farcical state of device regulation in EU – PART 2: http://www.radartv.nl/uitzending/archief/detail/aflevering/08-12-2014/inwendige-medische-hulpmiddelen-deel-2/?tx_comments_pi1%5Bpage%5D=2#tx-comments-comments-3066

1 December 2014: Dutch consumer programme reveals how to get a ‘device’ approved for CE mark:http://www.radartv.nl/uitzending/vorige-uitzending/

NEW ZEALAND

3 July 2014: Health problems from mesh implants a medical disaster: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11286527
July 2014: New Zealand petitioners: Carmel Berry and Charlotte Korte (2 interviews): http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/hundreds-affected-improper-removal-surgical-mesh-video-6016826

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/use-surgical-mesh-dubbed-emerging-health-scandal-video-6017508

24 March 2014: Mesh sufferers petition New Zealand Government for an Inquiry:
http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/mesh-sufferers-petition-govt-for-inquiry-2014032416

AUSTRALIA

5 December 2014: Win for women: mesh implants deregistered: http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2697687/win-for-women-mesh-implants-deregistered/?cs=4173

18 November 2014: Law firm investigates more painful complications from pelvic mesh: http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4130923.htm

17 September 2014: Hunter women join class action against Johnson & Johnson over mesh genital implant devices: http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2567292/hunter-women-join-mesh-implant-class-action/

24 November 2013: Women angry over side-effects from another Johnson and Johnson product: http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2013/s3898612.htm

ISRAEL

12 October 2013: Woman sues Johnson & Johnson in possible $1.7 Billion class action suit: http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2013/10/12/woman-sues-johnson-johnson-in-possible-1-7-billion-class-action-suit/

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Discussion

One thought on “Summary of Articles in UK and International Media, Scottish & UK Parliament

  1. Hello to admin at tvtinfo.

    Can I put this on your information page, so that many of your subscribers read this via your email reminders, please?
    This is from Kath Sansom’s FB page “Sling the mesh”. I have sent mine through on her photography email address, because I did not want to have it on FB. Consider sending yours. Get others you know to write to her. Kath at Evolution Photography It is really important that as many mesh victims come forward so that the MP , Steve Barclay, can create more awareness on mesh in Government. See below.
    Kind regards
    Ingrid h. xx

    Kath SlingtheMesh Sansom
    30 October at 23:13 · Edited
    URGENT: I am compiling a list of how long it took for your mesh complications to cut in to use as evidence for a forthcoming MP meeting. Please can you let me know your date of mesh insertion, the date you noticed problems and what those problems were. Also how many mesh removal ops you have had, if any, to fix it. Please keep as brief as possible. I am going to print it off as a roll call of REAL people with REAL lives that have been ruined. Thank you x

    Posted by Ingrid Hardacre | November 2, 2015, 1:52 am

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