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June Mesh News: J and J to stop selling Gynecare TVT Secur, Gynecare Prosima, Gynecare Prolift and Gynecare Prolift+M

In Surgical Mesh on June 11, 2012 at 5:38 pm

johnson & Johnson is stopping sales of surgical mesh products that aimed to relieve the intense pelvic pain of thousands of women but resulted in numerous reports of injury and several deaths. They are saying it’s not a product recall, however.

The surgical meshes, sold by J&J’s Ethicon unit, are among a class of products made by various companies whose safety and effectiveness the Food and Drug Administration warned about in 2008.

The company is planning to halt sales world-wide of Gynecare TVT Secur, Gynecare Prosima, Gynecare Prolift and Gynecare Prolift+M mesh products, an Ethicon spokesman said. The company has asked the FDA to allow it to keep selling its Gynecare Gynemesh product, but for insertion through the abdomen only, rather than the vagina as is also currently allowed, the spokesman said.

J&J will be stopping sales over the next three to nine months, with the goal of completing the process by the first quarter of 2013, the company spokesman said.

 

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/18707336/jj-to-stop-selling-surgical-mesh

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