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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered two manufacturers to halt sales of surgical mesh commonly used to correct pelvic organ prolapse. A detailed article on the FDA action is available here. Recently, the FDA ordered two companies—Coloplast and Boston Scientific—to stop selling surgical mesh used for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ…

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Hernia surgery is extremely common in the United States – each year approximately 80,000 repairs are performed. Most surgeons use a surgical mesh product in these surgeries to strengthen the hernia repair and reduce the rate of recurrence. Numerous synthetic mesh products used to repair hernias have caused thousands of patients to suffer from serious…

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