Medical Devices

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just announced stronger regulations on surgical pelvic mesh devices used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs in women whose pelvic floor can no longer support their pelvic organs, and surgical mesh is implanted to help strengthen the pelvic wall

Medical device recalls have doubled in the last decade from 2003 to 2012 according to a newly released FDA report. The FDA report was generated in response to a 2011 GAO report (Government Accountability Office) that called on the FDA to increase its oversight of medical device manufacturers, to identify