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FDA takes some surgical mesh products off the market

Research we’re watching Transvaginal mesh, which has been used in transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse procedures since the 1990s, can no longer be sold in the United States because of concerns over safety and efficacy, according to the FDA. The number of women reporting problems related to these mesh products has grown over the past several years. The FDA said it made the decision because the companies that manufacture the mesh couldn’t demonstrate that…

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