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The Voices Today on Messed up Mesh (TVT Mum)
Help and support to both men and woman who have had the medical device TVT Retropubic, TVT-Secur, TVTO and TOT, synthetic polypropylene mesh for hernias, prolapse, stress incontinence and bladder and bowel disorders. You're not alone!

Year: January - March 2012
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30th March 2012
Defective Devices, DESTROYED LIVES Loophole Leaves Patients Unprotected from Flawed Devices
Prepared by the office of Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.)
Dated: March 22, 2012
Please click on the link below to view the full PDF document:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/Medical-Devices-SOUND-Act-Report 3-2012.pdf >>>



24th March 2012
Victims Speak Out about Dangerous Loophole, Unsafe Medical Devices on the Market
Rep. Markey joined victims, patients, and advocates in a press conference calling for the end of a dangerous loophole at the Food and Drug Administration which has allowed faulty devices to stay on the market.









Direct Link to View on YouTube: youtu.be/qCda6GK0S38 >>>

To view more videos on our website please visit this link:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-videos.html >>>

24th March 2012
usa senateSection of the Harkin/Enzi working draft

Chairman Harkin and Ranking Member Enzi Release HELP Drafts for Stakeholder Discussion


Friday, March 16, 2012
Please click on this link to view more www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/truth-in-medicine.html >>>

Section of the Harkin/Enzi working draft direct link:
http://www.help.senate.gov/newsroom/press/release/?id=8f1e73d3-102c-422e-a1e2-4d724a27c742&groups=Chair%2cRanking >>>




24th March 2012
Bloomberg.com
J&J Marketed Vaginal Mesh Implant Without U.S. Approval

By David Voreacos and Alex Nussbaum - Mar 21, 2012 10:11 PM GMT
Please read and click on the direct link to view more on this article:
www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-21/j-j-sold-vaginal-mesh-implant-without-u-s-regulatory-approval.html >>>

24th March 2012
The Safety Of Unused and New Devices (SOUND Devices) Act
PLEASE SIGN ON TO OUR LETTER!
ANYONE WHO SUPPORTS THE SOUND ACT IS WELCOME TO SIGN ON THE FORM!
Truth in Medicine and its Members Call for Congress to Support
People who want to sign from the United Kingdom please put the state as UK.
Please click on the direct link to view more details:
www.truthinmedicine.us.com/soundoffforsoundact.php >>>

24th March 2012
Update on our Petition
Urgent Review on TVT, TVT-Secur, TVTO & TOT Medical Devices including Synthetic Flat Graft Surgical Mesh

United Kingdom: Progress so far on Petition Signatures
Online Petition Signatures Total: 315
Add your signature online please click here >>>
Hardcopy Signatures Total: 830
Download and print the petition to sign please click here >>>
As at 24th March 2012
Online and Hardcopy Signatures TOTAL: 1145

We have hit our first target for 1,000 signatures! excellent well done everyone. Now let's see if we can hit another 1,000 before our visit to 10 Downing Street. Everyone involved in our campaign wants to see big changes in Medical Device Regulations and for our voices to be heard! Many thanks for all your kindness supporting our cause.

To view more information on our Petition please click on the link below:- www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/petitions.html >>>

6th March 2012
We have successfully registered our charity
Registered: 'Our charity is a not-for-profit organisation recognised as charitable by HMRC' We are totally independent and not affiliated with, nor a part of any other charity, organisation or group in the UK

6th March 2012
We are proud



to say everything we do within our charity is given to you free by our Volunteers. We truly understand a fellow mesh sufferer because we are mesh sufferers ourselves and give our time voluntary and unpaid. We totally rely on donations and fundraising events to keep the website, Lorraine’s office and support group going.

I have always put other people first for years and at this moment in time I need to concentrate on my own health and to get my own TVT story videos finished, thank you for understanding.

Thank you to all those involved supporting and helping each other and for bringing awareness on our critical health situation.

6th March 2012
Donations
Please support our cause. You can find the donate button on the bottom of each page. You don’t need a PayPal account to donate.

6th March 2012
Support our charity through eBay
We are registered as a charity with eBay:
donations.ebay.co.uk/charity/charity.jsp?NP_ID=53221 >>>

We are also registered as a charity with Missionfish in conjunction with eBay
www.missionfish.org.uk/index.html >>>

1st March 2012
FDA Device Chief Says Approval ‘Loophole’ Needs to Be Closed
The Food and Drug Administration’s top medical-device regulator said the agency needs more power to block unsafe products and prevent repeats of faulty hip implants and vaginal mesh that sparked thousands of patient lawsuits.

House Democrats introduced legislation this month to let the FDA reject devices that have designs based on past products that were recalled for safety flaws. The agency now lacks that authority in many cases, creating a “loophole” that’s challenged the credibility of some device approvals, said Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
Click to view on this direct link:
www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-28/fda-device-chief-says-approval-loophole-needs-closing.html >>>
Message to Lana Keeton - USA Thank you for sharing this fantastic News! Well done Dr Shuren!

See more news from the FDA on this link:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/fda-warning-notice.html >>>
See more news from Truth in Medicine USA on this link:
http://www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/truth-in-medicine.html >>>

29th February 2012
BBC2 iplayer
A MUST WATCH

Jeremy Paxman asks if metal artificial hips might be toxic 49,000 implanted. He is talking to Kent Woods at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) his body language says it all! Are we next?
www.bbc.co.uk/i/b01d0py0/ >>>

28th February 2012

Sharing your TVT Mesh Story
This year we are going to do a series of interviews around the UK and upload to YouTube. How you can have your TVT/Mesh story arranged and produced for FREE introduced by Peter Baker speaking on behalf of Lorraine Evans from TVT Messed up Mesh charity known as TVT Mum in the UK.
www.youtube.com/user/TVTMum >>>

To view more videos on our website please visit this link:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk//tvt-videos.html >>>

27th February 2012
This website is maintained by Lorraine Evans a long term TVT mesh sufferer and with the help from our wonderful volunteers who are TVT/Mesh sufferers themselves too they are the ones who give each other all the support, comfort and really care! A mesh sufferer truely understands the difficult journey!

updated 26th February 2012
starA very niffty search engine tool to find what you are looking for within our website, this has been added today located at the bottom of each webpage!

25th February 2012
Updates
New details are showing on the bottom of each webpage! plus there are 2 new forums added to the message board and also more new videos arriving very soon!

To all TVT Mesh support groups and campaigners worldwide you can have a link on our website FREE! if you are interested please contact us:
https://secure.hosts.co.uk/~tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/contact-tvt.html >>>

25th February 2012
New webpage: How to Donate and Make a Payment
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/how-to-donate-and-make-a-payment.html >>>

25th February 2012
Why make a donation
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/donations.html >>>

25th February 2012
Opportunity for Commercial Advertising
We need to raise funds to keep our valuable website and support group service open. Are you interested in an advertisement for your company? Our online worldwide traffic is enormous and ranked high in the leading search engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. We can supply a detailed traffic report on request. Please contact us for more information and rates:
https://secure.hosts.co.uk/~tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/contact-tvt.html >>>

25th February 2012
Update on our Petition
Urgent Review on TVT, TVT-Secur, TVTO & TOT Medical Devices including Synthetic Flat Graft Surgical Mesh

We haven't handed in our petition to The Prime Minister Rt Hon David Cameron MP at 10 Downing Street, London the petition is still ongoing until the right time arrives. Please visit the link below for an update on the petition:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/petitions.html >>>

22nd February 2012
Daily Mail Article dated: 18th Feb 2012 - Did they Slip Up?



To view more videos on our website please visit this link:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk//tvt-videos.html >>>

19th February 2012
The genius of using pigskin for hernia repair... so why does the NHS often refuse to pay for this remarkable treatment?
Biological [pig] mesh has been available for more than 20 years,’ says Mr Giordano. ‘In more complex cases there is an increased risk of synthetic mesh becoming infected as the structure allows in bacteria, but not immune system cells. Ultimately the body will reject it. ‘Should it become infected, removal is inevitable, which of course makes it difficult to repair the area again. The biological mesh is made predominantly of collagen, which occurs naturally in our bodies, and the structure of the pig collagen is very similar to a human’s. The patient’s cells will grow and integrate naturally into the graft and the body won’t reject the patch.’
Read More: www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2103121/The-genius-using-pigskin-hernia-repair--does-NHS-refuse-pay-remarkable-treatment.html >>>

19th February 2012
Truth in Medicine V.P. James P. Shull to testify at Congressional Hearing Today February 15, 2012
Jim Shull and Lana Keeton were in Washington last week talking to Senators and Congressmen/women along with Consumers Union asking to improve medical device safety. We got great results! Jim is testifying before the House Energy and Commerce Committee this morning. Our goal this year is to get the same warning issued for hernia repair mesh as was issued for transvaginal mesh. This is a huge step forward!

It is important to listen to all the video as below. The Subcommittee on Health has scheduled a hearing on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The title of the hearing is "Reauthorization of MDUFA: What It Means for Jobs, Innovation and Patients."

It's a lengthy video but you can pause and go back to it later or make a note of the timeline you stopped at and return back to listen.

To hear from Ms Swirsky from Consumers Union talk on behalf of Lana Keeton founder of Truth in Medicine please go to timeline 3.00.48

To hear from Jim Shull Hernia mesh sufferer please go to timeline 3.06.16

Reauthorization of MDUFA: What It Means for Jobs, Innovation and Patients

Direct Link to view on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VzthmRvtcNo >>>
Direct Link to website:
energycommerce.house.gov/hearings/hearingdetail.aspx?NewsID=9196 >>>
Updated webpage Truth in Medicine:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/truth-in-medicine.html >>>

19th February 2012
TVT Messed up Mesh (TVT Mum)

Direct link to view on YouTube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0qQGI-qz5I&feature=youtu.be >>>
More videos arriving very soon! Thank you for your patience.
To view more videos:www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-videos.html >>>

13th February 2012
Press Release
For Immediate Release:
Monday, February 13, 2012
End our ‘human guinea pig’ hell

A TIRELESS campaigner is calling on surgeons to stop treating incontinent women as medical guinea pigs.

Currently, medics aim to cure stress urinary incontinence (SUI) by inserting a device known as trans-vaginal tension free tape (TVT), or trans-vaginal tape obturator (TVT-O and TOT), but both have left thousands of women, partially disabled and struggling to rebuild shattered lives.

Lorraine Evans, founder of support group, TVT Mum, insists there ARE alternatives to surgery, and that surgeons are keeping sufferers in the dark when it comes to spelling out potential dangers.
To read more please click on the link below:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/13-feb-2012-press-release-end-our-guinea-pig-hell.html >>>

13th February 2012
network logoNew Webpage
TVT/Mesh Worldwide Campaigns and Social Media Networking Sites
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/TVT-Mesh-Worldwide-Campaigns-and-Social-Media-Networks.html >>>


11th February 2012
YouTube TVT Mum Channel
This year we are going to do a series of interviews around the UK and upload to YouTube. Details arriving shortly on how you can participate for an interview! many thanks for your patience. In the meantime please visit the TVT Mum Channel www.youtube.com/user/TVTMum >>>

11th February 2012

Bladder Sling Surgery Complications
By Linda Kilpatrick
What they don't want you to know. My advice to every woman out there, don't do it! I'm sharing my story to save other women the pain and horror of having a surgery that makes your life worse, not better.
Please visit this link to view Linda's Website: teapapers.com/bladdersling/ >>>

11th February 2012



Emke de Graaf and Isabella Mertens founders of MeshedUp
Emke from The Netherlands and Isabella from Belgium have been helping sufferers in The Netherlands and Belgium for three years now (from the beginning of 2009).
To read more please click on this link www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/The-Netherlands-Emke-de-Graaf-and-Isabella-Mertens.html >>>

11th February 2012
Feedback and Comments
Updated today, please click the link below to view:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/feedback-comments.html >>>

6th February 2012
Renessa Treats Leaking Bladder
Could this be the future answer for another option to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)? Note: We have no financial interest, we just want to share our find with everyone to show there is another option available. This treatment is available in the USA.
A must see video Renessa Treats Leaking Bladder
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/videos.html >>>
Message to Helen - UK thank you for your watchful eye and sharing your find with us.

6th February 2012
Renessa® Treatment For Stress Incontinence, Three Year Clinical Results Presented
Report from the Medical News Today "Many studies have shown that SUI has a significant negative impact on the lives of millions of women," said Scott Cramer, Novasys Medical President and Chief Executive Officer. "Given concerns about the risks of mesh used in prolapse and incontinence surgery, it is more important than ever for women and their physicians to have safe, effective, less invasive treatment options. When conservative therapies for SUI such as Kegel exercises fail, Renessa is the logical next step in the treatment pathway before proceeding to a more invasive surgical procedure."
To read more please click on the link www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/renessa-treatment-for-stress-incontinence.html >>>

4th February 2012
The time has arrived for our campaign to be taken seriously!
Forthcoming Meeting with a Very Important Person (VIP)
The medical experts and authorities are starting to listen! We have a very important meeting in March 2012 with a VIP from London. We can't disclose the VIP identity at this time due to the very delicate situation we are all facing together. As you can imagine the campaign work involves an enormous amount of time and a great deal of effort with continual determination and persistence to have our voices heard. Thank you for understanding whilst we ensure each step along the way in our campaign proves to be very successful!

4th February 2012
Published Jan. 5, 2012 9:51 AM ET
France eyes EU move amid breast implant scandal
JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — France wants the European Union to stiffen its rules on authorizing medical devices amid a breast implant scandal involving a French company and affecting tens of thousands of women worldwide, the health minister said Thursday.

Xavier Bertrand called for "an unprecedented change" in EU rules to put authorizations for medical devices, including silicone breast implants, on a par with rules already in place for prescription medicines.

Please click the link below to view the full article:-
www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9S2VF100.htm >>>
Or Click here to read full text article on our website www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/press-uk.html >>>
Message to M Smit - Holland, thank you for your watchful eye and sharing your find with us.

4th February 2012
USA
Truth in Medicine
Doctor Disconnect:
Synthetic Surgical Mesh Myths and Lies
By Lana C. Keeton

If you went to your barber for a haircut and he cut out a chunk of your scalp, along with your hair, you would find another barber. Yet it is accepted practice, and even recommended by prominent surgeons…and paid for by insurance companies…to remove “chunks” of a woman’s vagina or bladder, or other tissue or organ, to remove pieces of “eroding” surgical mesh. Without anesthesia, I might add. This is a barbaric practice.. To read more please click on the link below:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/truth-in-medicine-doctor-disconnect.html >>>

4th February 2012
Update on our Petition
Urgent Review on TVT, TVT-Secur, TVTO & TOT Medical Devices including Synthetic Flat Graft Surgical Mesh

The petition is ongoing until the right time arrives to present and handover signatures to The Prime Minister Rt Hon David Cameron MP at 10 Downing Street, London. When we handover the petition we will have in attendence selected TVT/Mesh members in our support group, VIP's and Medical Experts who are involved in our campaign work. Please click the link below to view the update on our petition.
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/petitions.html >>>

4th February 2012
Bill Would Require More Monitoring of Implants‏
By BARRY MEIER
Published: December 14, 2011

Amid growing problems with artificial hips and other medical implants, bipartisan legislation was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday that would force manufacturers to track the performance of such products after they were approved for sale.

The bill would allow the Food and Drug Administration to compel companies to track implants, such as replacement hips, that belong to a category of products that do not require human testing for approval. To read more please click on this link www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/press-worldwide.html >>>

4th February 2012
Take Action with Truth in Medicine and Consumers Union!!
and....Democrats Call for Congressional Hearing on Lap Bands and Vaginal Mesh!!
By Lana C. Keeton‏

HELLO EVERYONE....THERE'S LOTS HAPPENING!!!...the genie is out of the bottle and device makers can not put him back in! Truth in Medicine agrees Synthetic Surgical Mesh and Lap Bands should be investigated by Congress for the serious complications (and deaths!) caused by these overused, misused, unsafe medical devices. Please click on the link below to read more:- www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/truth-in-medicine-take-action-with-truth-in-medicine-and-consumers-union.html >>>

4th February 2012
Feedback and Comments
Updated today, please click the link below to view:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/feedback-comments.html >>>

25th January 2012
Call 11 For Action: Routine surgery for women causes complications
CURTICE, OH (WTOL) – Imagine going into the hospital for a routine surgery, but then develop complications that are life changing and actually affects thousands of others suffering from similar problems from the same surgery. This is the reality for one local woman who called Call 11 for Action.
"The only way I can do anything - stop it - is to stand up and say stop putting it in women," said Teresa Sawyer.
To view the Video please click on the link below:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-videos.html >>>

Date: 21st January 2012
Urgent Review on TVT, TVT-Secur, TVTO & TOT Medical Devices
View Comments on our Online Petition:-
Last Comment dated 20th January 2012 - Taking synthetic slings (made of plastic mesh) off the market will not stifle innovation but force surgeons to look at improved ways of performing traditional surgery (with stitches) for stress incontinence eg. developing techniques such as laparoscopic surgery, or using sub-urethral slings made of autologous materials (from the patient's own body). Mesh is not safe. It has the potential to cause harm to the patient from the moment it is implanted to the end of their life.

A message from our support group to everyone who has signed our petition:- Thank you so much to all those who have given their time to post their thoughts and stories on our petition we really do appreciate your support. We assure you our petition will be taken seriously and will be actioned by the Prime Minister Rt Hon David Cameron MP and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley MP, and by the Department of Health for the UK. A massive thank you!!
To view and sign online:
www.thepetitionsite.com/1/an-urgent-review-is-required-on-the-medical-devices-tvt-tvto-tot-and-the-use-of-mesh-graft-for/
To download and print a hardcopy petition in a PDF format to get more signatures please click here please click here >>>
To view progress and more information on our Petition plus see more on other Worldwide Petitions please click here >>>

Date: 19th January 2012
Bard Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits To Be Selected For Early Trial Dates

USA Published: 19th January 2012

The judge presiding over all federal Bard Avaulta vaginal mesh lawsuits has asked the parties to develop a list of potential bellwether cases, which would be prepared for early trial dates in the multidistrict litigation (MDL).

In September, an FDA advisory panel was convened to review the potential health risks with vaginal mesh products. At the panel hearing, a majority of surgical mesh manufacturers joined together to create a “Transvaginal Mesh Working Group”, making a joint presentation to the committee and presenting a unified voice and position at the hearing.

Earlier this month, the FDA mailed a letter to several device makers calling for more post-marketing studies into the rate of complications with vaginal mesh systems, which many believe is the beginning of tighter regulations aimed at protecting women from these serious and debilitating problems.
To read more please click on this link >>>

17th January 2012
Aint No Stopping Us Now By Mcfadden and Whitehead (with Lyrics and credit showing under the video)
This great video and song is dedicated to everyone and says it all about our current status on our campaign work as of NOW!
Please click here to view on our cheer us up webpage >>>

14th January 2012
Petition
Urgent Review on TVT, TVT-Secur, TVTO & TOT Medical Devices
There are many people who have signed our online petition and some have shared their stories. Some have also downloaded a copy to collect signatures. It is fantastic to see the men are starting to sign the petition too, we need you all to support our cause and help all women who are wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters suffering.

We have extended the petition date to 31st May 2012
TARGET TO RECEIVE AS MANY SIGNATURES AS POSSIBLE
United Kingdom: Progress so far on Petition Signatures
Online Petition Signatures Total: 266
Add your signature online please click here >>>
Hardcopy Signatures Total: 647
Download and print the petition to sign please click here >>>
As at 14th January 2012 Online and Hardcopy Signatures TOTAL: 913
This is amazing to see so many people supporting us. Well done everyone!
Many thanks for all your support to our cause. To view more information and updates on our Petition and for other Worldwide Petitions please click here >>>

12th January 2012
BBC Radio 4 Medical device regulation 'putting patients at risk'
Health secretary Andrew Lansley is to make another statement in the Commons about what the NHS can do to help women who had PIP breast implants and are worried about the risk of rupture.

Dr Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet medical journal, details an editorial in which concerns are raised over regulation of all medical devices.

"We have a smokescreen of device regulation which is, unfortunately, putting patients and surgeons at risk," he said.
Please click on this external link direct to the BBC:-
news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9675000/9675434.stm >>>
Message to Kath, thank you for your watchful eye and sharing your find with us.

12th January 2012
BBC Radio 4 Inside Health
New Series: Dr Mark Porter demystifies the health issues that perplex us and separates the facts from the fiction. He brings clarity to conflicting health advice, explores new medical research and tackles the big health issue of the moment revealing the inner workings of the medical profession and the daily dilemmas doctors face.

This week Mark Porter looks at the regulation covering medical devices and implants - everything from artificial joints, to pacemakers and heart valves - and explains why more needs to be done to protect the general public who are often unwitting guinea pigs for untried technology.
Please click on this external link direct to the BBC:-
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019c8kt >>>
Comment on the above BBC radio interviews: THE MANUFACTURERS DIDN'T DO ANY HUMAN TRAILS FOR TVT/MESHES TOO! WE HAVE BEEN TELLING THE MHRA FOR YEARS! Our Voices will be heard! We have been used as guinea pigs too! Where is the action for TVT/Meshes considering the Medicines and Healthcare products Agency (MHRA) are supposed to be carrying out an investigation and have released a Public Notice showing on their website. Please view latest updates on the MHRA on the link below:-
http://www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/news-from-the-mhra.html >>>
Message to Kath, thank you for your watchful eye and sharing your find with us.

12th January 2012
Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Public Notice
UPDATE 4th January 2012
Based on assessment of Medical Device Reports (adverse event reports) submitted to the FDA, evaluation of the published literature, and the September 2011 Obstetrics-Gynecology Devices Panel meeting, the FDA is considering the recommendation that urogynecologic surgical mesh used for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) be reclassified from Class II to Class III. The FDA continues to assess the safety and effectiveness of urogynecologic surgical mesh devices, through: Review and analysis of published literature, Medical Device Reports (adverse event reports) submitted to the agency, and post-approval study reports...........
Below are a couple of bullet points within the Public Notice:-
88 postmarket study orders to 33 manufacturers of urogynecologic surgical mesh for POP; and
11 postmarket study orders to seven manufacturers of single-incision mini-slings for SUI.
Comment: Where is the study for Hernia Mesh???????
Read more on the external link below - a pop window will appear when you click the link or copy and paste the link into your browser.
www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/UroGynSurgicalMesh/default.htm >>>
You can also view more Public Notices from the FDA on this webpage:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/fda-warning-notice.html >>>

12th January 2012
FDA Orders Safety Studies for Vaginal Implants Made By J&J and C.R. Bard
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR) must study rates of organ damage and complications linked to vaginal mesh implants, U.S. regulators said, responding to patient advocates who say the devices have harmed women. Please click here to read more www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/truth-in-medicine.html >>>

12th January 2012
Issued January 11, 2012
PIP Breast Implants
Department of Health Statement

Reviews to ensure safety of people seeking cosmetic treatments
The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, today announced a series of steps to respond to recent concerns regarding French Poly Implant Prostheses (PiP) implants. Please click on this external link to view more information mediacentre.dh.gov.uk/2012/01/11/reviews-to-ensure-safety-of-people-seeking-cosmetic-treatments/ >>>

Comment from Mesh Sufferers at TVT Messed Up Mesh (TVT Mum) Support Group
Join us today in our campaign to hold the MHRA and the manufacuturers responsible for allowing TVT/Meshes medical devices onto the market without any human randamized controlled trials (RCT's) they used as their guinea pigs without our consent! there are thousands of people in the UK who have had TVT/Meshes implanted for stress urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, hernias and for other surgeries like bowel and heart disorders and more.

The health issues mentioned in the article below is happening to us too. Since having the TVT/Mesh implants we are also suffering with inflammation, fatigue and fibromyalgia, a musculoskeletal pain disorder and constant UTI infections plus we have other health issues. The MHRA have significant adverse reports submitted by patients going back years and years from all around the UK.

Date: 23rd December 2011 This is the recent article by the Telegraph on Breast Implants.
Title: British women forced to pay for removal of faulty breast implants while French get operation for free
Abstract
Mark Harvey, a partner at Hugh James solicitors, which is representing more than 250 women, said some of his clients had complained of inflammation, fatigue and fibromyalgia, a musculoskeletal pain disorder.

He accused the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) of failing to take action to deal with complaints and of dismissing serious health problems linked to the devices.

He also said there should have been "ongoing dialogue" between the MHRA and the French authorities so that women could have been kept better informed. To view the whole article please click on the link below:
>www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/8975036/British-women-forced-to-pay-for-removal-of-faulty-breast-implants-while-French-get-operation-for-free.html >>>

12th January 2012
Feedback and Comments
Webpage updated today please click here to view:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/feedback-comments.html >>>

12th January 2012
Relax your mind and heal
Webpage updated today please click here to view:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/relax-your-mind-and-heal.html >>>

12th January 2012
TVT Mesh Tape Removal Stories
Webpage updated today please click here to view:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/tvt-mesh-tape-removal-stories.html >>>

12th January 2012
Peoples Experiences with TVT, TVT-O, TOT Medical Devices
Webpage updated today please click here to view:-
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/peoples-experiences-with-tvt-tvto-tot-medical-device.html >>>

11th January 2012
Patients at risk after scientists withhold test results from clinical trials of new medicines
Test results are deliberately hidden
'These changes have long been called for, and delay has already caused harm', say BMJ authors
By Sadie Whitelocks
4th January 2012
Read more on the external link below - a pop window will appear when you click the link or copy and paste the link into your browser. Please be sure to read the readers comments too!
External Link www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2082116/Patients-risk-scientists-withhold-test-results-clinical-trials-new-medicines.html >>>

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Last Entry for the Year 2011

21st December 2011
Truth in Medicine applauds Senators Standing Up for Patients

Congratulations to Senator Herbert Kohl, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Senator Chuck Grassley for their bi-partisan Medical Device Patient Safety Act.
To read more please click on this link www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/truth-in-medicine.html >>>

Petition
There are many people who have signed our online petition and some have shared their stories. Some have also downloaded a copy to collect signatures. It is fantastic to see the men are starting to sign the petition too, we need you all to support our cause and help all women who are wives, mothers, grandmothers, sisters and daughters suffering.

Online Petition:
TVT Mum Petition to sign online >>>

Download Petition to collect Signatures:
www.tvt-messed-up-mesh.org.uk/petition.pdf >>>
Progress on petition signatures:
Petition and Signatures >>>

At this present time we do our own extensive research on this area as I was told from a Medical Professional and on good authority "the medical profession is actually very alert to surgical complications and sadly, investment in research into the area is not regarded as a priority by medical research funding bodies, which seriously hampers our ability to get a true handle on the situation".






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