Vaginal mesh mess

Women used as guinea pigs.  Reproductive organs damaged, permanently. Deliberately?  A nice little money earner for the botchers.  Who listened when concerns first surfaced?  NO ONE.  Big Pharma went on to its mammoth profits at the expense of human misery.  Women were and are collateral damage. Another stuff-up by Australia’s medicines regulator, the inept TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration).

Much to report.  Stay tuned.

19 MARCH 2016

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3799038/watchdog-focuses-on-mesh/

 

23 MAY 2016

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3922788/we-are-the-evidence-of-whats-gone-wrong-photos-video-poll/

 

14 MARCH 2017

Serious questions to answer on pelvic mesh

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/4527600/serious-questions-to-answer-on-pelvic-mesh/

 

14 MARCH 2017

Pelvic devices hit by allegations of research fraud, experimental surgery on thousands of women

https://www.smh.com.au/healthcare/pelvic-mesh-devices-hit-by-allegations-of-research-fraud-experimental-surgery-on-thousands-of-women-20170314-guxclj.html

 

16 MARCH 2017

Regulator quietly reveals pelvic mesh risks

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/4533002/regulator-quietly-reveals-pelvic-mesh-risks/

 

23 MARCH 2017

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4547363/its-so-awful-and-so-private-photos-video/?cs=5508

 

26 APRIL 2017

Outrage over mesh prosecution failure

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/4619798/outrage-over-mesh-prosecution-failure/

 

1 MAY 2017

Mesh campaigner wins awards

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/4630376/mesh-campaigner-wins-awards/

 

4 MAY 2017

Pelvic mesh: Suffer in silence

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/3795734/pelvic-mesh-suffer-in-silence/

 

29 MAY 2017

Pelvic mesh exposes a system that’s failed

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/4691394/pelvic-mesh-exposes-a-system-thats-failed/

 

7 JUNE 2017

http://theconversation.com/vaginal-mesh-controversy-shows-collective-failure-of-the-tga-and-australias-specialists-78605

 

29 JUNE 2017

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4755346/top-priority-for-mesh-inquiry/?cs=5507

 

3 JULY 2017

Regulators failed across the board on mesh

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/4765139/regulators-failed-across-the-board-on-mesh/

 

4 JULY 2017

Pelvic mesh victims in landmark action

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/4769450/pelvic-mesh-victims-in-landmark-action/

 

4 JULY 2017

https://www.marieclaire.com.au/vaginal-mesh-implant-class-action-lawsuit-1

 

27 JULY 2017

Clash of mesh figures

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/4814835/clash-of-mesh-figures/

 

1 AUGUST 2017

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4522153/whistle-was-blown-on-pelvic-mesh/?cs=5507

 

22 AUGUST 2017

AMA pelvic mesh support ‘not our finest hour’

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/4872857/ama-says-pelvic-mesh-support-not-our-proudest-hour/

 

5 SEPTEMBER 2017

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/health/doctors-fight-crusade-against-vaginal-mesh/news-story/59dfcbb8d056a5033064c960cdddd60f

 

30 OCTOBER 2017

Life after mesh surgery at 22

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5021584/life-after-mesh-surgery-at-22/

 

30 NOVEMBER 2017

Regulator bans pelvic meshes

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5091539/regulator-bans-pelvic-meshes/

 

30 NOVEMBER 2017

https://www.marieclaire.com.au/pelvic-mesh-implants-banned-in-australia

 

1 DECEMBER 2017

Women warn they won’t stop until a total ban on pelvic mesh

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5093245/women-warn-they-wont-stop-until-a-total-ban-on-pelvic-mesh/

 

3 DECEMBER 2017

Australian women’s grief after mother’s death linked to pelvic mesh

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5096056/australian-womens-grief-after-mothers-death-linked-to-pelvic-mesh/

 

21 DECEMBER 2017

Woman’s death after pelvic mesh complications

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5133881/womans-death-after-pelvic-mesh-complications-the-pain-is-just-too-much/

 

30 DECEMBER 2017

Woman told to ‘self-catheterise for rest of her life’ after pelvic mesh surgery by Dr Richard Reid

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5143480/woman-told-to-self-catheterise-for-life-after-pelvic-mesh-surgery/

 

3 JANUARY 2018

Derryn Hinch’s grim warning after suicide of pelvic mesh victim

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5147471/derryn-hinchs-grim-warning-after-suicide-of-pelvic-mesh-victim/

 

24 JANUARY 2018

Pelvic mesh slings from Australia

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5186303/johnson-johnson-withdraws-gold-standard-pelvic-mesh-slings-from-australia/

 

20 MARCH 2018

Doctors warn of ‘women problem’ after pelvic mesh scandal

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5290477/doctors-warned-of-women-problem-after-pelvic-mesh-scandal/

 

28 MARCH 2018

A ‘catastrophe’ for some women: pelvic mesh report

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5309813/a-catastrophe-for-some-women-pelvic-mesh-report/

 

2 APRIL 2018

Countdown to a mesh scandal: how a system failed women

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5313689/countdown-to-a-mesh-scandal-how-a-system-failed-women/

 

11 APRIL 2018

Court told pelvic mesh pain may be ‘untreatable’

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5335537/court-told-pelvic-mesh-pain-may-be-untreatable/

 

24 SEPTEMBER 2018

Tribunal slams gynaecologist for multiple failures

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5662274/where-do-we-start-tribunal-slams-gynaecologist-for-multiple-failures/?cs=305

 

25 SEPTEMBER 2018

‘Like we’ve been raped’: mesh-injured women

https://www.theherald.com.au/story/5663756/like-weve-been-raped-mesh-injured-women-slam-governments/?cs=305

 

CONGRATULATIONS to investigative journalist JOANNE McCARTHY for her Walkley Award

November 30, 2017 – Newcastle Herald journalist Joanne McCarthy took out the public service journalism gong for her articles into the devastating impact of mesh surgery.