FDA To Boston Scientific: Stop Selling Pelvic Mesh Tied To Injuries In Women

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday halted sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients’ reports of injuries and complications from the implants. The Food and Drug Administration ordered the two remaining makers of the mesh — Boston Scientific and Coloplast — to stop selling it immediately, saying the companies failed to show the mesh is safe for long-term use. Several other major manufacturers, including Johnson &Johnson, previously stopped making the mesh. The FDA action does not apply to surgical mesh used to treat other conditions such as hernias or incontinence. Boston Scientific said it was “deeply disappointed,” by the agency’s decision which the company said “will severely limit treatment options” for women. Coloplast, based in Denmark, declined to comment. Boston Scientific’s headquarters in Marlboro (Photo credit: Boston Scientific) Tens of thousands of lawsuits have been filed against mesh manufacturers by women who have reported pain, bleeding and infection tied to the devices. In some cases, the mesh can shift out of place, puncturing internal organs or the abdomen wall. Those problems sometimes require multiple surgeries to remove or reposition the mesh. Starting in the 1990s, gynecologists adapted surgical mesh to treat pelvic collapse in women, which can cause the bladder or reproductive organs to slip out of place, causing...
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