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  28 July 2017: Consultation: Alignment with European medical device regulatory framework: Australia proposes to reclassify
mesh devices to highest risk category:
https://www.tga.gov.au/consultation/consultation-alignment-european-medical-device-regulatory-framework#.WYBQstKPD_8.twitter

25 July 2017: NHS England Mesh Oversight Group Report:
https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/mesh-oversight-group-report/

May 2017: Updated: Synthetic Vaginal Mesh Tape Procedure for the Surgical Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence in Women: Patient Information Leaflet:
http://bsug.org.uk/budcms/includes/kcfinder/upload/files/SUI%20Mesh%20Tapes%20Leaflet%20Version%2024_160517.pdf

22 February 2017: EU reclassifies surgical meshes to highest risk category, class III
http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-10728-2016-INIT/en/pdf

6 January 2017: FDA - Final Order: Obstetrical and Gynecological Devices; Reclassification of Surgical Instrumentation for Use With Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh:
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/01/06/2016-31862/obstetrical-and-gynecological-devices-reclassification-of-surgical-instrumentation-for-use-with

5 January 2017: FDA - Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Implants:
https://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/urogynsurgicalmesh/

20 December 2016: Mesh, graft, or standard repair for women having primary transvaginal anterior or posterior compartment prolapse surgery: two parallel-group, multicentre, randomised, controlled trials (PROSPECT):
http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(16)31596-3.pdf

20 December 2016: Adverse events after first, single, mesh and non-mesh surgical procedures for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in Scotland, 1997–2016: a population-based cohort study:
http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lancet/PIIS0140-6736(16)32572-7.pdf

20 December 2016: Pelvic floor muscle training for secondary prevention of pelvic organ prolapse PREVPROL: a multicentre randomised controlled trial:
http://thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(16)32109-2/abstract

12 October 2016: NICE information for the public: Single-incision short-sling mesh insertion for stress urinary incontinence: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg566/resources/information-for-the-public-3456740381893

12 October 2016: Single-incision short sling mesh insertion for stress urinary incontinence in women:
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg566/resources/singleincision-short-sling-mesh-insertion-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-in
-women-1899872051084485


16 August 2016: AG FILES A MAJOR LAWSUIT AGAINST JOHNSON & JOHNSON OVER CONCEALED RISKS OF
PELVIC MESH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShrmwhsmW90&app=desktop

2 August 2016: Safety information - Alerts: Urogynaecological surgical mesh complications: TGA urges reporting of adverse events:
https://www.tga.gov.au/alert/urogynaecological-surgical-mesh-complications

28 June 2016: Field Safety Notice - Urgent Medical Device Product Advisory:
http://www.bfarm.de/SharedDocs/Kundeninfos/EN/11/2016/4679-16_Kundeninfo_en.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=2

15 June 2016: Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on medical devices:
http://data.consilium.europa.eu/doc/document/ST-9364-2016-REV-2/en/pdf

25 May 2016: Safer medical devices: MEPs strike a deal with Council:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/news-room/20160525IPR29271/Safer-medical-devices-MEPs-strike-deal-with-Council

24 May 2016: Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson for Deceptive Marketing of Surgical Mesh Products: https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-kamala-d-harris-files-lawsuit-against-johnson-johnson-deceptive

24 May 2016: AG FILES MAJOR LAWSUIT AGAINST JOHNSON & JOHNSON OVER CONCEALED RISKS OF PELVIC MESH:
http://www.atg.wa.gov/news/news-releases/ag-files-major-lawsuit-against-johnson-johnson-over-concealed-risks-pelvic-mesh

1 May 2016: FDA Reclassification of Surgical Mesh for Transvaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/01/05/2015-33165/obstetrical-and-gynecological-devices-reclassification-of-surgical-mesh-for-transvaginal-pelvic

28 April 2016: Therapeutic products regulatory regime: The New Zealand Government is working on a new and comprehensive
regulatory regime to regulate therapeutic products in New Zealand, which will replace the Medicines Act 1981 and its Regulations: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/regulation-health-and-disability-system/therapeutic-products-regulatory-regime

1 April 2016: FDA Safety Alert: Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Implants by Boston Scientific: Notification
Potential for Counterfeit Raw Material:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm493784.htm?source=
govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery


4 January 2016: FDA strengthens requirements for surgical mesh for the transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse to
address safety risks: http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm479732.htm

17 December 2015: EU SCENIHR - Final opinion on the safety of surgical meshes used in urogynecological surgery:
http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consultations/public_consultations/scenihr_consultation_27_en.htm

3 December 2015: UK Mesh Working Group Interim Report:
https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/mesh-wg-interim-rep.pdf

2 October 2015: The Scottish Independent Review of the Use, Safety and Efficacy of Transvaginal Mesh Implants in the Treatment
of Stress Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse in Women: Interim Report:
http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0048/00486661.pdf

2 October 2015: Mesh implant interim review published:
http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Mesh-implant-interim-review-published-1de9.aspx

2 October 2015: Annexe A: Using routinely available health data to examine the provision of, and outcomes following,
surgery for SUI and POP in Scotland:
http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0048/00486662.pdf

2 October 2015: Annexe B: Evidence review tables:
http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0048/00486663.pdf
   
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Scotland
17 November 2017: Tackling the taboos - Alex Cole-Hamilton leads Holyrood debate on incontinence:
https://www.libdemvoice.org/tackling-the-taboos-alex-colehamilton-leads-holyrood-debate-on-incontinence-55874.html

26 October 2017: Scottish Mesh Survivors nominated for 'Campaign of the Year' at The Herald Scottish Politician of the
Year Awards - sincere thanks to all involved:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15618915.Shortlist_unveiled_for_the_Herald_Scottish_Politician_of_the_Year_awards/

15 October 2017: Mesh victims head to Westminster to urge ministers to suspend ops that ruined their lives: 
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/mesh-victims-head-to-westminster-to-urge-ministers-to-suspend-ops-that-ruined-their-lives/

13 October 2017: Lib Dems call for incontinence prevention training in Scotland:
https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/politics/lib-dems-call-for-incontinence-prevention-training-in-scotland/7021661.article

13 October 2017: National strategy to tackle incontinence is a 'matter of urgency', Lib Dems say:
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/scotland/national-strategy-to-tackle-incontinence-is-a-matter-of-urgency-lib-dems-say/

1 October 2017: In America, mesh victim wins £42m payout. In Scotland, ministers spend just £4500 on inquiry into the scandal: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/in-america-mesh-victim-wins-42m-payout-in-scotland-ministers-spend-just-4500-on-inquiry-into-the-scandal/?utm_source=twitter

24 September 2017: The mesh implant scandal is a global catastrophe: Former health secretary Alex Neil calls for international summit to tackle escalating crisis: https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/the-mesh-implant-scandal-is-a-global-catastrophe-it-will-need-global-action/

10 August 2017: Physiotherapist Elaine Miller: Why I wrote a comedy show about incontinence:
https://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2017/aug/10/why-wrote-comedy-show-incontinence-edinburgh-fringe

28 July 2017: Sling the mesh campaign:
http://www.dunoon-observer.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11339:sling-the-mesh
campaign&catid=1:news&Itemid=19


21 May 2017: Probe to examine possible conflicts of interest in troubled mesh implant inquiry:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/probe-to-examine-possible-conflicts-of-interest-in-troubled-mesh-implant-inquiry/

18 May 2017: CHAIRING MESH IMPLANT REVIEW WAS MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, MSPS TOLD:
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/pipe/news/scotland/chairing-mesh-implant-review-was-mission-impossible-msps-told/

11 May 2017: Still got my motor runnin'!:
https://on.readly.com/GB/magazines/time-inc-uk-ltd/chat-magazine/2017-05-04/34

4 April 2017: Mesh Survivors Shall See The Justice They Deserve:
http://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-c460-Mesh-survivors-shall-see-the-justice-they-deserve

2 April 2017: mesh implant report set to face legal challenge:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/mesh-implant-report-set-to-face-legal-challenge/

2 April 2017: Insight: Down but not out after mesh implant 'whitewash':
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/insight-down-but-not-out-after-mesh-implant-whitewash-1-4409770

30 March 2017: Nicola Sturgeon issues apology to mesh implant survivors:
http://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/nicola-sturgeon-issues-apology-to-mesh-implant-survivors-1-4408244

26 March 2017: Mesh scandal findings have 'no credibility':
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/mesh-scandal-findings-have-no-credibility/

19 March 2017: 'Just tell us the truth': Mesh campaigners and MSPs have demanded that the report into mesh implants should be 'no whitewash': https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/just-tell-us-the-truth/

12 March 2017: Mesh campaigners set for showdown talks with health secretary Shona Robison:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/mesh-campaigners-set-for-showdown-talks-with-health-secretary-shona-robison/


5 March 2017: 'Betrayed' victims quit mesh implants inquiry:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/betrayed-victims-quit-mesh-implants-inquiry/

21 December 2016: Mesh implants deemed 'unnecessary risk':
http://www.scotsman.com/news/mesh-implants-deemed-unnecessary-risk-1-4322487


Winter 2016-17: Nursing Scotland: Scottish Mesh Survivors: Fighting to save women from suffering in Future:

20 December 2016: Hundreds of dangerous mesh implant operations carried out in Scotland despite ban:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/hundreds-dangerous-mesh-implant-operations-9488039

4 December 2016: Victims' fury as head of inquiry into mesh scandal quits just weeks before report due to be published:
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/head-of-inquiry-into-mesh-scandal-quits-just-weeks-before-report-due-to-be-published/

26 November 2016: Maryhill gran's year of hell after waiting 14 months for vital op:
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14930005.Maryhill_gran__39_s_year_of_hell_after_waiting_14_months_for_vital_op/

14 November 2016: Dundee woman suing NHS Tayside for £100K over failed operations:
https://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/fp/dundee-woman-suing-nhs-tayside-100k-failed-operations/

21 September 2016: Call for investigation into 'fake' implants:
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/investigation-call-into-fake-implants-jglgmllth

21 September 2016: Campaigners call for investigation into counterfeit mesh implants claim:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14755227.Campaigners_call_for_investigation_into_counterfeit_mesh_implant_claims

20 September 2016: Mesh implant campaigners demand a probe after US lawyer says medical firm used fake materials:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-implants-campaigners-demand-probe-8878462

20 September 2016: CALL FOR CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION OVER MESH IMPLANTS:
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/pipe/news/scotland/mesh-implant-campaigners-call-for-criminal-investigation/

17 September 2016: Mesh survivor: 'I'm living in a waking nightmare':
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/14749266.Mesh_survivor____39_I___m_living_in_a_waking_nightmare__39_/

13 August 2016: NHS facing £32m case over mesh implants:
http://www.pressreader.com/uk/scottish-daily-mail/20160813/282514362929899

13 August 2016: Claim damages over 400 mesh implants:
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/400-claim-damages-over-mesh-implants-2b9nbb5vx

29 July 2016: Paisley couple help women who have been injured by controversial mesh implants:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/paisley-couple-help-women-who-8520277#JzAyYct6iLfsf4cq.97

29 June 2016: Mesh campaigner is nominated by MSP:
http://www.glasgowsouthandeastwoodextra.co.uk/news/local-headlines/mesh-campaigner-is-nominated-by-msp-1-4164585#ixzz4Cx13rhjH

19 November 2015: Mesh survivors warn women - just say no to doctors:
http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/health/mesh-survivors-warn-women-just-say-no-to-doctors-1-3952575

19 November 2015: Mesh technique is still in use at Borders General Hospital:
http://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/local-headlines/mesh-technique-is-still-in-use-at-borders-general-hospital-1-3952572

8 October 2015: Aberdeenshire mum welcomes apology after implant scare:
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/717052/aberdeenshire-mum-welcomes-ministers-apology-
after-mesh-scare/


7 October 2015: Shona Robison apologises to mesh implant victims:
http://www.thenational.scot/news/shona-robison-apologises-to-mesh-implant-victims.8465

6 October 2015: Shona Robison apologises to mesh surgery campaign women:
http://www.thecourier.co.uk/news/scotland/shona-robison-apologises-to-mesh-surgery-campaign-women-1.903539

6 October 2015: Health minister Shona Robison quizzed over mesh implant report:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-34452284

6 October 2015: Health minister apologises to mesh implant victims:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-34453512

6 October 2015: Health secretary issues apology to mesh implant surgery campaigners:
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/1330205-shona-robison-issues-apology-to-mesh-implant-surgery-campaigners/

6 October 2015: Robison 'sorry' over mesh implant surgery:
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/robison-sorry-over-mesh-implant-surgery-1-3908787#axzz3no0SIcU9

6 October 2015: Shona Robison apologises to women who have campaigned against controversial mesh implant surgery:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13806538.Shona_Robison_apologises_to_women_who_
have_campaigned_against_controversial_mesh_implant_surgery/

4 October 2015: Mesh implants review recommends better training for medical staff:
http://m.heraldscotland.com/news/13800853.Mesh_implants_review_recommends_better_training_for_medical_staff/

4 October 2015: Scotland: Mesh implant review published:
http://7thspace.com/headlines/517851/scotland_mesh_implant_interim_review_published.html

2 August 2015: Support helpline for women affected by mesh implants to launch:
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/1325785-support-helpline-for-women-affected-by-mesh-implants-to-launch/?utm_source=
twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

2 August 2015: Mesh implant helpline goes live:
http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/Mesh-implant-helpline-goes-live-1b97.asp

2 August 2015: Helpline for Scots mesh implant patients launched:
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/helpline-for-scots-mesh-implant-patients-launched-1-3847396

24 April 2015:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/incoming/new-health-website-launched-support-5592636

9 March 2015: Offer women physio first, not surgery:
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/offer-women-physio-first-not-surgery-says-new-campaign.120037772

3 March 2015: Mother tells how mesh implant left her in agony and forced her to quit dream job:
http://www.thenational.scot/news/mother-tells-how-mesh-implant-left-her-in-agony-and-forced-her-to-quit-dream-job.695

24 February 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: US lawyer likens 'dangerous' implants to asbestos as he gives evidence to
Holyrood committee:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-lawyer-likens-5222867

25 February 2015: Health Chief: Mesh implant issues ‘not widespread’
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/health-chief-mesh-implant-issues-not-widespread-1-3700715

10 February 2015: Johnstone mum’s agony goes on for years after nightmare mesh operation:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/in-your-area/johnstone-mums-agony-goes-years-5137931

6 January 2015: Women have mesh implant surgery despite ban call:
http://www.scotsman.com/news/health/women-have-mesh-implant-surgery-despite-ban-call-1-3653201

16 December 2014: ‘I don’t have a life after op’
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/u/i-dont-have-a-life-after-op.1418715672

23 July 2014: “I went through hell”: mesh risks reviewed as women speak out:
http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/dundee/i-went-through-hell-mesh-risks-reviewed-as-women-speak-out-1.484917

23 June 2014: Health chiefs face flood of mesh legal claims:
http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/health/health-chiefs-face-flood-of-mesh-legal-claims-1-3453373

17 June 2014: Health boards urged to suspend the use of mesh implants:
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/u/health-boards-urged-to-suspend-the-use-of-mesh-implants.1403005545

10 May 2014: Controversial bladder operation has failed three times for Dundee gran:
http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/news/local/controversial-bladder-operation-has-failed-three-times-for-dundee-gran-1.361256

23 December 2013: Morning Star: Labour calls for end to medical implants causing severe pain:
http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-47cc-Labour-calls-for-end-to-medical-implants-causing-severe-pain/#.VICUQTGsV1Z

4 October 2011:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/10k-cash-finally-been-counted-2561866

Scotland - Sunday Mail Articles

18 September 2016: Mesh scandal: Lawyer claims counterfeit materials were used in controversial implants: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/lawyer-claims-counterfeit-materials-were-8861820

4 September 2016: Top surgeon says doctors are complicit in mesh scandal and it stains reputation of whole medical profession: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/top-surgeon-says-doctors-complicit-8766225

24 April 2016: Mesh scandal: Multinational accused of making mesh with resin smuggled from China:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-scandal-multinational-accused-making-7822238#OeVVMtBqCvmQcXAl.97

13 March 2016: Mesh scandal: Scots campaigners vow to fight on as US firm close implant business after £1bn legal costs: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-scandal-scots-campaigners-vow-7548866#9pH7qzbqU7eyskRO.97

21 February 2016: Reckless: American attorney savages multinational healthcare manufacturer over faulty mesh implant used in Scotland: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/reckless-american-attorney-savages-multinational-7410282#v4zgGWBdXZb8hTUp.97

24 January 2016: Mesh lawyers use mob law: New legal tactics as gran sues US manufacturers
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-lawyers-use-mob-law-7235679#LtgIU8vIADKTxBZp.97

4 October 2015: Three of the four mesh procedures routinely used in Scottish hospitals will no longer be recommended: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/three-four-mesh-procedures-routinely-6569728

14 June 2015: Government facing massive payout if women if women aren’t warned about mesh implants:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/government-facing-massive-payout-women-5880875

7 June 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: Implants at centre of $100m US compensation case used by Scottish NHS boards: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-implants-centre-5838853

19 April 2015: Campaigning Sunday Mail reporter Marion Scott hailed as Scotland’s journalist of the year:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/campaigning-sunday-mail-reporter-marion-5547481

12 April 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: Operation victims launch advice and support website:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-surgery-scandal-operation-victims-5504657

22 March 2015: Patients in disbelief as mesh company sales reps were allowed in theatre while surgeons carried out intimate operations: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/patients-disbelief-mesh-company-sales-5379540

1 March 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: Health watchdog accused of backing procedures without fully understanding the risks: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-surgery-scandal-health-watchdog-5252333

22 February 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: 166 operations AFTER Government urged health boards to stop them: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-surgery-scandal-166-operations-5206190

1 February 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: MSPs call on health minister and medical watchdogs to explain their stance: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-surgery-scandal-msps-call-5085147

25 January 2015: Mesh surgery scandal: Top US lawyer who claims manufacturers knew risks of implants to give evidence to
Scottish Parliament: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-top-lawyer-5039023

11 January 2015: Revealed: Campaigners accuse Holyrood of selling out victims as doctors ask for word ‘mesh’ to be removed
from new patient forms: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/revealed-campaigners-accuse-holyrood-selling-4958836

4 January 2015: Former Health Secretary Alex Neil accused of lying over suspension of mesh implant surgery: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/former-snp-health-secretary-alex-4915651

7 December 2014: Mesh surgery scandal: Fury as doctor wins trip to Brazil for recruiting patients to controversial implants trial: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-fury-doctor-4762910

26 October 2014: Sunday Mail Great Scot 2014: All the winners as big night ends on a high note after Texas win our Lifetime
Achievement Award: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/sunday-mail-great-scot-2014-4509723

5 October 2014: Revealed: Two doctors on mesh safety review team linked to makers of controversial devices: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/revealed-two-doctors-mesh-safety-4383567

28 September 2014: Top government medical adviser urges surgeons to continue with mesh implants despite ban ordered by
Health Minister: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/top-government-medical-adviser-urges-4337462

14 September 2014: Mesh scandal: Another boost for Scottish campaigners as US victim wins £60m payout: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-scandal-another-boost-scottish-4258327

7 September 2014: Mesh scandal: Boost for Scottish campaigners as American victim wins £3m payout:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/boost-scottish-mesh-campaigners-american-4178317

17 August 2014: Mesh surgery scandal: Exercise therapies costing less than £130 could have saved victims from agony of op: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-exercise-therapies-4063632

20 July 2014: Great Scot 2014: Mesh implants campaigners Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy nominated for award: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/real-life/great-scot-2014-mesh-implants-3886793

29 June 2014: Mesh group welcomes move by Health Secretary Alex Neil to keep them fully informed about safety review: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-group-welcome-moves-health-3783746

22 June 2014: Alex Neil: I chose to suspend mesh surgery ops because I did not trust official figures:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/alex-neil-chose-suspend-mesh-3740609

22 June 2014: Cheers and tears for brave mesh victims as controversial operations are suspended:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/cheers-tears-brave-mesh-victims-3741537

15 June 2014: Mesh surgery scandal: Doctor hired to lead mesh probe used to work for manufacturers:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-doctor-hired-3698767

8 June 2014: Thalidomide victims back mesh campaigners in bid to seek compensation and force safety probe: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/thalidomide-victims-back-mesh-campaigners-3661560

18 May 2014: Mesh surgery scandal: Grieving daughter claims controversial operation for mother’s death and for making
her final years a living hell: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/mesh-surgery-scandal-grieving-daughter-3559044

11 May 2014: Mesh surgery scandal: Health Minister Alex Neil calls for an urgent review of controversial treatment: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-health-minister-3525157

4 May 2014: Mesh implants scandal: American health bosses sound alarm on surgery branding certain procedures as ‘high risk’: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/american-health-bosses-sound-alarm-3494404

20 April 2014: Mesh implant scandal: Scots screen stars Libby McArthur and Frances Healy join Sunday Mail Hear Our Voice
campaign: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-implant-scandal-scots-screen-3434698

13 April 2014: Campaigners renew calls for end to mesh implant operations after US courtsays device is defective: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/campaigners-renew-calls-end-mesh-3408119

6 April 2014: TOWIE star Amy Childs backs Sunday Mail’s campaign on Scotland’s mesh implant scandal:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/towie-star-amy-childs-backing-3380890

23 March 2014: Mesh implant scandal: Victims urge people to sign petition to have controversial mesh banned from being used in surgery: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-implant-scandal-victims-urge-3273896

9 March 2014: Mesh implants scandal: Legendary activist Erin Brockovich joins Sunday Mail campaign for NHS patients left
in anguish: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-implants-scandal-legendary-activist-3222536

9 February 2014: Health Secretary Alex Neil’s medical advisers held secret talks with controversial multinational mesh implant firm: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/health-secretary-alex-neils-medical-3127388

22 December 2013: Revealed: Shocking figures reveal that hundreds of women have been affected by mesh implant scandal: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/revealed-shocking-figures-reveal-hundreds-2952019

1 December 2013: Neil rapped over NHS mesh dodge:
https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Neil+rapped+over+NHS+mesh+dodge.-a0351134352

10 November 2013: Revealed: Scots doctors were told to warn patients about mesh surgery risks four years ago: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/revealed-scots-doctors-were-told-2715427

27 October 2013: Mesh implant bombshell for health service as leading lawyer claims every woman in Scotland given op can
sue NHS: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/mesh-implant-bombshell-health-service-2645103

13 October 2013: Revealed: Medical watchdog gives Alex Neil go ahead to introduce safeguard to protect Scottish patients
from botched implants: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/revealed-medical-watchdog-gives-alex-2365884

29 September 2013: Alex Neil orders NHS to warn women of mesh surgery facts after Sunday Mail highlights agonising plight of
hundreds of patients: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/alex-neil-orders-nhs-warn-2319310

12 May 2013: Health Secretary Alex Neil pledges to support women left with a legacy of agony as a result of mesh scandal: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/health-secretary-alex-neil-pledges-1884255

5 May 2013: Mum reveals how agonising legacy of failed mesh surgery drove her to the brink of suicide:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-surgery-scandal-mum-reveals-1870807

28 April 2013: Mesh scandal: Lawyer on why £7m compensation case will not be the last:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-scandal-lawyer-7m-compensation-1858113

14 April 2013: US nurse who won a £10m legal action after botched mesh surgery backs our campaign to help Scots sufferers: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/nurse-who-won-10million-legal-1831028

7 April 2013: Mesh operation victim Lynn Thyne reveals agony in emotional plea to health secretary:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/mesh-operation-victim-lynn-thyne-1825066

7 April 2013: Health secretary must take plight of women affected by mesh problems seriously:
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/health-secretary-must-take-plight-1816628

31 March 2013: NHS patients want summit with health secretary as they reveal agony after prolapse operations: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/nhs-patients-want-summit-health-1794929

24 March 2013: Revealed: Implants used to treat bladder problems could be causing agonising health problems for hundreds of
Scots women: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/plastic-mesh-implants-could-causing-1781448

UK, Ireland & Channel Islands
17 November 2017: Sling The Mesh holds 'virtual rally' of 10 Downing Street ahead of a Parliamentary meeting into the controversial implants scandal: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling-mesh-online-rally-10-downing-street-parliament-tvt-tvto-tot-1-5284827?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

10 November 2017: Counting the cost of mesh - women send us their monthly medication and the cost to the NHS is shocking: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling-mesh-nhs-medication-cost-tvt-tvto-tot-prolapse-1-5274896

4 November 2017: Carlow mum tells tells of her horror after transvaginal mesh implant leaves her bed bound and crippled with pain: https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/1759150/carlow-mum-tells-of-her-horror-after-transvaginal-mesh-implant-leaves-her-bed-bound-and-crippled-with-pain/

29 October 2017: Women's lives are at risk by Government's refusal to suspend controversial mesh operations, campaign warns: http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/women-s-lives-at-risk-by-government-s-refusal-to-suspend-controversial-mesh-operations-campaign-warns-1-5256109

29 October 2017: 'It had cut through and was sticking there': Irish women share vaginal mesh horror stories:
http://www.thejournal.ie/vaginal-mesh-2-3661322-Oct2017/?utm_source=shortlink

30 October 2017: Women injured by mesh tell of shattered lives - but health officials in Belfast say they will not suspend
the controversial operation: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling-the-mesh-northern-irish-belfast-tvt-tvto-pop
-prolapse-public-health-dup-sinn-feinn-1-5256194


26 October 2017: Surgical mesh campaigner says ongoing use is a 'scandal':
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/latestnews/15619176.Surgical_mesh_campaigner_says_ongoing
_use_is_a__scandal_/?ref=fbshr


19 October 2017: Mesh Implants Have Hurt Thousands - We Cannot Undo Their Pain But We Can Make Sure This Never Happens Again: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/emma-hardy/mesh-implants_b_18314606.html?

18 October 2017: Government refuses to ban scandal-hit mesh implants despite cross-party calls for suspension and public inquiry: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/vaginal-mesh-scandal-transvaginal-procedure-mps-debate-parliament-
tvt-thalidomide-emma-hardy-a8006101.html

18 October 2017: Pelvic mesh scandal: Northern Ireland victims to have their say at Westminster:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/pelvic-mesh-scandal-northern-ireland-victims-to-have-their-say-at-westminster-36236700.html

18 October 2017: Women who used vaginal mesh implants 'deserve an apology':
http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/18/women-who-used-vaginal-mesh-implants-deserve-an-apology-7009176/

18 October 2017: Public inquiry call on implants as Hull MP leads debate:
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/public-inquiry-call-on-implants-as-hull-mp-leads-debate-1-8809176

16 October 2017: How COULD a supermarket bag like this be used to treat post baby damage?
Vaginal mesh is just one example of shocking failings in the medical implant industry:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4986356/How-supermarket-mesh-bag-like-approved.html

13 October 2017: Surgeon warned patient safety experts that mesh implants were risky but they took no notice of him: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling-the-mesh-surgeon-tried-to-warn-about-its-high-risk-in-2003-1-5235723

12 October 2017: It's barbaric and ruins women's lives...Mum who could barely walk after vaginal mesh implant calls for the 'disgusting' procedure to be banned: https://www.thesun.co.uk/fabulous/4670109/mum-calls-for-vaginal-mesh-implants-ban/

10 October 2017: MPs to debate use of controversial vaginal mesh implants:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/oct/10/mps-to-debate-use-of-controversial-vaginal-mesh-implants?CMP=share_btn_tw

10 October 2017: If a car had this many faults it would be recalled - professor speaks about mesh implants on the day a
Parliamentary debate is announced on the growing controversy:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/campaigners-weep-at-news-that-parliament-will-debate-controversial-mesh-implants
-if-car-had-this-many-faults-it-would-be-taken-off-the-market-1-5231284


10 October 2017: Parliament set to debate controversial vaginal mesh which has destroyed the lives of thousands of women
as pressure mounts to ban procedure:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4966576/Parliament-set-debate-controversial-vaginal-mesh.html#reader-comments

1 October 2017: One in ten women go to hospital for mesh complications, says landmark study, amid anger that patients are not
being listened to: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mesh-womens-health-hospital-vagina-scotland-sling-the-mesh-1-5217787

1 October 2017: Vaginal mesh scandal: women don't need body-shaming on top of their pain:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/oct/01/vaginal-mesh-scandal-women-dont-need-body-shaming

18 September 2017: Irish Women take legal action over 'razor blade' vaginal mesh implants:
http://www.thejournal.ie/vaginal-mesh-3598969-Sep2017/?utm_source=facebook_short

16 September 2017: Mesh operation has stopped Welwyn Garden City grandmother 'living life to the fullest':
http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/mesh-operation-has-stopped-welwyn-garden-city-grandmother-living-life-to-the-fullest-1-5194890

30 August 2017: Patients deserve better than this. Surgeon speaks of the 'Absolute disaster' of global approval systems
for women's pelvic mesh kits: http://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/patients-deserve-better-than-this-surgeon-speaks-of-the-
absolute-disaster-of-global-approval-systems-for-women-s-pelvic-mesh-kits-1-5169298

30 August 2017: 'It's totally barbaric and needs to be stopped': Mum-of-two opens her heart about vaginal mesh implant "nightmare": http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15502854

23 August 2017: Pontypridd MP 'hopes to secure vaginal mesh debate':
http://www.glamorgangem.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115386&headline=Pontypridd%20MP%20%E2%80%98hopes%
20to%20secure%20vaginal%20mesh%20debate%E2%80%99&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2017


22 August 2017: A mesh implant 'robbed' this mum-of-three of five years of her life:
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/mesh-implant-robbed-mum-three-13505627

18 August 2017: "I have pain every day, every hour, every minute. It never goes away." What it's like to live with surgical mesh: http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2017-08-18/i-have-pain-every-day-every-hour-every-minute-it-never-goes-away-what-its-like-to-live-with-surgical-mesh/

18 August 2017: Gynecologist admits he would never allow his wife to have a vaginal mesh implant as medics joke women whose sex lives have been destroyed by the procedure should have intercourse with ANIMALS:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4796388/Doctor-doesn-t-want-wife-mesh-implant.html

16 August 2017: The devices have benefited a large number of women - but thousands have suffered serious adverse effects: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/16/the-guardian-view-on-vaginal-mesh-implants-trust-data-and-patients

16 August 2017: Women left in agony after routine removal of vaginal mesh implants:
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/shocking-figures-reveal-1-in-15-women-are-unable-to-walk-or-have-sex-after-vaginal-mesh-surgery-a3613301.html

15 August 2017: Doctors accused of accepting benefits to push controversial mesh implants - with one manufacturer paying out more than $4m - despite procedure destroying lives of thousands of women.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4774940/Doctors-benefits-pushing-vaginal-mesh-implants.html#comments

15 August 2017: 'Scandal' of vaginal mesh removal rates revealed by NHS records:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/15/scandal-of-vaginal-mesh-removal-rates-revealed-by-nhs-
records?CMP=share_btn_tw


15 August 2017: Vaginal mesh implants: 'I really thought I was dying':
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/15/vaginal-mesh-implants-i-really-thought-i-was-dying

11 August 2017: Leading surgeons blast scandal-hit vaginal mesh procedure:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4781500/Leading-surgeons-blast-scandal-hit-vaginal-mesh-procedure.html

5 August 2017: Mesh concerns need addressing urgently. View article here...

5 August 2017: The biggest NHS scandal you've never heard of only affects women, but men should be just as concerned
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trans-vaginal-mesh-scandal-thalidomide-tvt-gynaecology-vaginal- procedure-womens
-health-feminism-a7878136.html 

4 August 2017: The future use of vaginal mesh implants is set to be discussed by a group of Welsh clinicians:
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/future-use-vaginal-mesh-implants-13434834.amp

4 August 2017: Move to address concerns over vaginal mesh implants:
http://www.derryjournal.com/news/move-to-address-concerns-over-vaginal-mesh-implants-1-8087441

1 August 2017: Anguish of women who received 'mesh' treatment:
http://www.glamorgangem.co.uk/article.cfm

31 July 2017: A mum's medical mesh has 'embedded itself in her stomach wall' and left her in agony: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/health/mums-medical-mesh-embedded-itself-13411672

27 July 2017: The vaginal mesh scandal is the 'new Thalidomide' - so where is the outcry?: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/transvaginal-mesh-vaginal-procedure-surgery-tvt-gynaecology-thalidomide
-womens-health-psychology-a7862126.html


25 July 2017: ‘So many women are being left traumatised by these implants’:
http://www.banbridgeleader.co.uk/news/so-many-women-are-being-left-traumatised-by-these-implants-1-8070613

25 July 2017: Women damaged by surgical mesh to treat incontinence are furious at report rejecting calls for a ban:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4726704/Women-damaged-surgical-mesh-furious-report.html

24 July 2017: Thousands suffer in silence:
https://slingthemesh.wordpress.com/2017/07/24/thousands-suffer-in-silence/

22 July 2017: 515 procedures involving use of controversial vaginal mesh implants to treat incontinence and prolapse:
http://www.derryjournal.com/news/515-procedures-involving-use-of-controversial-vaginal-mesh-implants-to-treat-
incontinence-and-prolapse-1-8064846

22 July 2017: St Albans campaigner calls for end to pelvic mesh procedures:
http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/st-albans-campaigner-calls-for-end-to-pelvic-mesh-procedures-1-5117408

20 July 2017: Mum claims vaginal mesh implant means she can barely walk, work or have regular sex with her husband:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/mum-claims-vaginal-mesh-implant-10835736#ICID=sharebar_twitter

20 July 2017: 'I told my husband he could sleep with someone else': Mother-of-two, 43, can no longer have sex and depends on a mobility
scooter after being fitted with controversial vaginal mesh implant:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4713290/I-told-husband-sleep-else.html

19 July 2017: Connah’s Quay woman’s hopes for a public inquiry after Parliamentary mesh meeting:
http://www.deeside.com/connahs-quay-womans-hopes-public-inquiry-parliamentary-mesh-meeting/

19 July 2017: Weekly journalist takes fight to ban medical procedure to Westminster:
http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2017/news/weekly-journalist-takes-fight-to-ban-medical-procedure-to-westminster/

19 July 2017: Women meet MPs over vaginal mesh implants: Senior doctors call for public inquiry:
http://www.med-technews.com/news/women-meet-mps-over-vaginal-mesh-implants-senior-doctors-cal/

19 July 2017: ‘Danger’ of vaginal mesh surgery for new mothers:
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/danger-of-vaginal-mesh-surgery-for-new-mothers-thalidomide-gynaecologist-childbirth-
incontinence-depression-3mjtjzwc3

19 July 2017: Vaginal mesh implant sufferers take fight to Westminster's door:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/vaginal-mesh-implant-sufferers-take-fight-to-westminsters-door-35944456.html

18 July 2017: Senior doctors call for public inquiry into use of vaginal mesh surgery in UK:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jul/18/senior-doctors-call-for-public-inquiry-into-use-of-vaginal-mesh-surgery-in-uk?CMP=share_btn_tw

18 July 2017: Campaigners call to suspend ‘life-changing’ procedure after accounts of chronic pain:
http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/15417359.Campaigners_call_to_suspend__life_changing__procedure_after_accounts_
of_chronic_pain/?ref=fbshr

17 July 2017: Sling the Mesh campaigners from Norfolk and Cambridgeshire lobby MPs in London:
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/sling-the-mesh-campaigners-from-norfolk-and-cambridgeshire-lobby-mps-in-london-1-5109731

13 July 2017: Mesh implants are like ‘skewering women with kebab sticks’ and there is no reliable system to log problems:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mesh-implants-are-like-skewering-women-with-kebab-sticks-and-there-is-no-reliable-
system-to-log-problems-1-5105527

4 July 2017: Deeside AM backing for Connah's Quay woman's drive to warn others about controversial treatment:
http://www.deeside.com/deeside-backing-connahs-quay-womans-drive-warn-others-controversial-treatment/

4 July 2017: Vaginal mesh risks downplayed by Johnson and Johnson,court told:
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jul/04/vaginal-mesh-risks-downplayed-by-johnson-johnson-court-told

30 June 2017: MP calls for UK wide suspension on women's mesh implants which have "ruined lives":
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mp-calls-for-uk-wide-suspension-on-women-s-mesh-implants-which-have-
ruined-lives-1-5086214


6 June 2017: Women step up pressure to ban pelvic mesh implants - the biggest health disaster of our time: 
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/women-step-up-pressure-to-ban-pelvic-mesh-implants-the-biggest-health-
disaster-of-our-time-1-5051244

6 June 2017: Your horror stories of post baby op that can ruin lives: With news that crippling incontinence mesh is finally being investigated, four women tell how it has affected them:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4575510/Your-horror-stories-post-baby-op-ruin-lives.htm

1 May 2017: Why is the NHS still failing to help women maimed by post baby surgery? Mother, 28, is forced to spend
£4,500 to remove bladder-controlling mesh implant after two years of agony:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4463698/Mother-forced-spend-4-500-remove-mesh-implants.html

21 April 2017: NHS bosses tried to 'avoid media attention' over women's vaginal mesh implants agony:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/nhs-bosses-tried-avoid-media-10270608

21 April 2017: NHS tried to DODGE media attention over the agonising vaginal mesh implants that left hundreds of women in constant excruciating pain:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4432344/The-NHS-tried-dodge-vaginal-mesh-implant-backlash.html

21 April 2017: NHS and medical devices regulator tried to limit scandal over vaginal mesh implants: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/21/nhs-vaginal-mesh-implants-scandal-suppress-media

21 April 2017: Medical authorities wanted to 'avoid media attention' over mesh implants:
http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/uk-news/2017/04/21/medical-authorities-wanted-to-avoid-media-attention-over-mesh-implants/

19 April 2017: What's your experience of vaginal mesh?:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/apr/19/whats-your-experience-of-vaginal-mesh-implants

19 April 2017: 1,000 women complain over "cheese-wire" horror of vaginal mesh implants:
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/1000-women-complain-over-cheese-12913025#ICID=sharebar_twitter

18 April 2017: Why hundreds of women are suing the NHS over vaginal mesh surgery: 'It felt like I had cut glass inside me':
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/health/hundreds-women-suing-nhs-vaginal-mesh-surgery-felt-like-had/

18 April 2017: 800 to sue NHS over 'barbaric' mesh implants that cause agonising pain:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/18/800-sue-nhs-barbaric-mesh-implants-cause-agonising-pain/

16 April 2017: Mesh implant operations are up to nine times riskier than admitted by surgeons and the NHS:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mesh-implant-operations-are-up-to-nine-times-riskier-than-admitted-by-surgeons-and-the-nhs-1-4970277

15 March 2017: Surgical mesh used in hospitals across the region is set to be upgraded to a high risk medical device:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/surgical_mesh_used_in_hospitals_across_the_region_is_set_to_be_upgraded_to_
a_high_risk_medical_device_1_4933484


23 February 2017: Real People magazine: AAAARGGHHH It's got TEETH!:
http://www.photo-features.co.uk/aaaarghhh-got-teeth/

16 January 2017: Nobody knows the true scale of the pelvic mesh scandal - but new figures show it could be as high as
almost 40 per cent:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/nobody_knows_the_true_scale_of_the_pelvic_mesh_scandal_but_new_figures_show_
it_could_be_as_high_as_almost_40_per_cent_1_4849954


24 December 2016: Ask for traditional surgery rather than pelvic mesh implants, says study out this week:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/ask_for_traditional_surgery_rather_than_pelvic_mesh_implants_says_study_out_this_
week_1_4826643


24 December 2016: Make 2017 the year you sort out these embarrassing moments:
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/make_2017_the_year_you_sort_out_those_embarrassing_moments_1_4828187

22 November 2016: Mesh slings used in hospitals across the region are a bigger health scandal than Thalidomide,
says leading politician:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mesh_slings_used_in_hospitals_across_the_region_are_a_bigger_health_
scandal_than_thalidomide_says_leading_politician_1_4788167


26 October 2016: Bride needed pain relief injections to walk down the aisle after controversial incontinence surgery left her with an
egg-sized blood clot: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3836629/Bride-needed-pain-relief-injections-walk-aisle-controversial-
incontinence-surgery-left-egg-sized-blood-clot.html


26 October 2016: Kathy's Story - The Danger of the TVT Bladder Sling:
http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/newsletters_stories/kathys_bladder_story.php

3 October 2016: Hundreds of women left with health in ruins after bladder mesh ops, so why is treatment still offered?:
http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/health/hundreds-women-left-health-ruins-8972042

20 September 2016: Call for investigation over mesh implants allegations:
http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/uk-news/2016/09/20/mesh-implant-campaigners-call-for-criminal-investigation/

29 August 2016: 'A tragedy created by greed'. Mounting pressure for a women's mesh sling operation to be withdrawn:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/a_tragedy_created_by_greed_mounting_pressure_for_a_women_s_mesh_sling_
operation_to_be_withdrawn_1_4676143


25 August 2016: Real People magazine: Kath's story - Curse of a cure:

7 July 2016: Animals cannot tell researchers about the pain from mesh experiments - report into implants used in NHS
women's operations is criticised:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/animals_cannot_tell_researchers_about_the_pain_from_mesh_experiments_report_
into_implants_used_in_nhs_
women_s_operations_is_criticised_1_4608012


21 June 2016: Mesh mini slings cause "serious complications" and research into their use is "disappointing" says report by NICE:
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/mesh_mini_slings_cause_serious_complications_and_research_into_their_use_is_
disappointing_says_report_by_nice_1_4587037


28 May 2016: The story of Sling The Mesh journalist is used to educate surgeons around the world in a cutting edge
gynaecology conference:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/the_story_of_sling_the_mesh_journalist_is_used_to_educate_surgeons_around_
the_world_in_a_cutting_edge_gynaecology_conference_1_4554043


24 May 2016: Washington, California sue over pelvic mesh implants:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3607442/Washington-California-sue-pelvic-mesh-implants.html

30 April 2016: Are surgeons correctly trained? Leading Italian surgeon says mesh used in women's operations has a high rate
of complications:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/are_surgeons_correctly_trained_leading_italian_surgeon_says_mesh_used_in_
women_s_operations_has_a_high_rate_of_complications_1_4516888


1 April 2016: Woman disabled in a wheelchair from an operation gone wrong is told her pain will fix with counselling:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/woman_disabled_in_a_wheelchair_from_an_operation_gone_wrong_
is_told_her_pain_will_fix_with_counselling_1_4480289


29 March 2016: Women's support groups are praised for highlighting the concerns of pelvic mesh:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/women_s_support_groups_are_praised_for_highlighting_the_
concerns_of_pelvic_mesh_1_4474766

28 March 2016: Yate mum Kimberley Vallis addresses the final female taboo - incontinence:
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/8203-Yate-mum-Kimberly-Vallis-addresses-final/story-29006529-detail/story.html

15 March 2016: 'It was like being stabbed with a shard of glass': Woman left in wheelchair after controversial incontinence
surgery that's destroyed thousands of lives:
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/7003158/It-was-like-being-stabbed-with-a-shard-of-glass-Woman-left-in-a-
wheelchair-after-controversial-incontinence-surgery-thats-destroyed-thousands-of-lives.html

15 March 2016: The incontinence surgery that's wrecked thousand's of woman's lives:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3493194/The-incontinence-surgery-s-wrecked-thousands-woman-s-lifes-Victim-left-
wheelchair-bound-horrific-internal-lacerations-reveals-finally-solution-embarrassing-leaks.html


8 February 2016: Hundreds of patients recalled over pelvic floor operations:
http://www.itv.com/news/central/2016-02-08/hundreds-of-patients-recalled-over-pelvic-floor-operations/

29 January 2016: MP Owen Smith, Welsh shadow work and pensions secretary: 'In six years this is the worst medical issue
I have come across':
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/mp_owen_smith_welsh_shadow_work_and_pensions_secretary_in_six_
years_this_is_the_worst_medical_issue_i_have_come_across_1_4398527


27 January 2016: I have adult incontinence: Kate Winslet gave me the courage to admit to a devastating affliction that
millions of women suffer:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3419808/Kate-Winslet-gave-courage-admit-devastating-affliction-millions-women-suffer
-adult-incontinence.html


18 January 2016: 'The worst medical issue I've seen' says MP supporting women's health campaign:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/the_worst_medical_issue_i_ve_seen_says_mp_supporting
_women_s_health_campaign_1_4383413


5 December 2015: NHS admits women have not always had the best care in mesh sling incontinence operations:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/nhs_admits_women_have_not_always_had_the_best_care_in_mesh_
sling_incontinence_operations_1_4337943


26 November 2015: From babies to barely able to walk by Kath Sansom:
http://www.femalefirst.co.uk/health/pelvic-floor-exercises-post-pregnancy-898155.html

27 October 2015: Dawn Martin, "It was the worst mistake I ever made":
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/life/it-was-the-worst-mistake-i-ever-made-1-7033604

5 October 2015: Scotland plans sweeping reforms, changes welcomed by campaigning journalist:
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/better_care_fewer_women_suffering_crippling_lifelong_pain_following_a_simple_
operation_scotland_plans_sweeping_reforms_changes_welcomed_by_campaigning_journalist_1_4260019


10 September 2015: Campaigners delighted about a report that shows mesh, used by surgeons in hospitals across
Cambridgeshire degrades while inside the body:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/campaigners_delighted_about_a_report_that_shows_mesh_used_by_
surgeons_in_hospitals_across_cambridgeshire_degrades_while_inside_the_body_1_4228265


19 August 2015: Newly wed and Yate estate agent Kimberley Vallis joins Sling the Mesh campaign urging
other mums not to have bladder sling operation:
http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/13613751.Rangeworthy_bride_urges_women_to_Sling_
the_Mesh_after_having_excruciating_bladder_sling_fitted/


13 Aug 2015: A women's operation has risks that are like a "ticking time bomb" says city councillor:
http://www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/a_women_s_operation_has_risks_that_are_like_a_ticking_
time_bomb_says_city_councillor_1_4193404


25 July 2015: Sling The Mesh campaign: worrying lack of surgeons who have enough experience
to remove it when it goes wrong: http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling_the_mesh_campaign_worrying_lack_of_surgeons_who_have_enough_experience_
to_remove_it_when_it_goes_wrong_1_4168353


24 July 2015: Sling the Mesh: MP is cautiously optimistic about future patient care for women:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling_the_mesh_mp_is_cautiously_optimistic_about_future_
patient_care_for_women_1_4167766


22 July 2015: Women2day: The 'Sling the Mesh' campaign:
http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/lifestyle/women2day-sling-mesh-campaign-9705308

20 July 2015: Mum of three leaks document to Sling The Mesh campaign to show that pain suffered after her operation is
being ignored despite being part of a trial that promised to monitor her for three years:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/mum_of_three_leaks_documents_to_sling_the_mesh_campaign_to_show_that_pain_
suffered_after_her_ operation_is_being_ignored_despite_being_part_of_a_trial_that_promised_to_monitor_
her_for_three_years_1_4160667


15 July 2015: Norfolk women back campaign raising concerns over safety of operation:
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/norfolk_women_back_campaign_raising_concerns_over_safety_of_operation_1_4153595

7 July 2015: Experts say it's safe. So why is this incontinence op leaving many women in such agony?:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3151416/Experts-say-s-safe-incontinence-op-leaving-women-agony.html

2 July 2015: Women have reported "serious and debilitating problems" following an operation for incontinence often caused
by childbirth:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/women_have_reported_serious_and_debilitating_problems_following_an_operation_for_
incontinence_often_caused_by_childbirth_1_4136556


15 June 2015: Mum joins campaign to ban medical procedure:
http://www.sussexexpress.co.uk/news/county-news/mum-joins-campaign-to-ban-medical-procedure-1-6792838

12 June 2015: Sling the Mesh Campaign gathers support from around the world in its first week:
http://www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/sling_the_mesh_kath_s_campaign_gathers_support_from_around_
the_world_in_its_first_week_1_4109907


10 June 2015: We Trust the Medical Profession to Get It Right,
But the TVT Mesh Procedure Leaves Some Women Maimed for Life
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/kath-sansom/tvt-mesh_b_7553546.html?utm_hp_ref=uk


5 June 2015: I feel like the unwilling victim of a cruel experiment that has gone horribly wrong:
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/i_feel_like_the_unwilling_victim_of_a_cruel_experiment_that_has_gone_
horribly_wrong_concerns_over_women_s_hospital_operation_1_410033

4 June 2015: Pensioner joins campaign to ban operation after being left in 'intense' pain:
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/pensioner-joins-campaign-ban-operation-9387549

4 June 2015: Royston woman left in agony after surgery backs calls for the procedure to be suspended:
http://www.royston-crow.co.uk/news/royston_woman_left_in_agony_after_surgery_backs_calls_for_procedure_to_be_
suspended_1_4098738


5 April 2015: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3025621/The-nylon-sling-save-woman-s-fertility-thousands-given-
hysterectomies-don-t-need.html?login#comments


4 March 2015: Campaigner joins Scottish victims in call to ban controversial implant:
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/11831967.Campaigner_joins_Scottish_victims_in_call_to_ban_
controversial_implant/


1 July 2014: Campaign group look for Wales to follow Scotland’s lead:
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/latestnews/11311916.Campaign_group_look_for_Wales_to_follow_Scotland__
39_s_lead/?ref=twtrec

5 June 2014: Campaign against controversial mesh procedure steps up:
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/11257798.Campaign_against_controversial_medical_procedure_steps_up/

5 April 2012: St Helens mum left in agony by medical mesh launches campaign to help others:
http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/st-helens-mum-left-agony-3346546

3 September 2012: The scandal of women who STILL aren’t told the risks of bladder operations:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2197850/The-scandal-women-STILL-arent-told-risks-bladder-operations.html

10 December 2011: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2072566/My-embarrassing-bladder-fixed-fishing-line-implant.html

15 August 2011: It was a simple implant to treat an embarrassing problem…The incontinence operation that is ruining
women’s lives: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2026354/It-simple-implant-cure-embarrassing-problem-The-incontinence-operation-thats-ruining-womens-lives.html

World
20 November 2017: A Senate inquiry into pelvic mesh has put back final report until February:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5068008/mesh-report-delayed-after-big-response/

13 November 2017: Australian pelvic mesh victims want to sue state health departments and regulators:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5047618/watchdog-needs-to-be-held-accountable/

5 November 2017: Australia's health watchdog accused of 'too close' relationship with industry:
http://www.smh.com.au/national/australias-health-watchdog-accused-of-too-close-relationship-with-industry-20171105-gzf5vb.html

5 November 2017: Crippled with pain, a grandmother is taking her fight to the High Court: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/98422883/crippled-with-pain-a-grandmother-is-taking-her-fight-to-the-high-court

30 October 2017: Australia's medical device regulator acts after women's outrage:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5019481/mesh-devices-high-risk-in-new-regime/?cs=305

30 October 2017: Hunter woman implanted with pelvic mesh device at 22 joins historic class action:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/5018793/scared-of-the-future/?cs=305

29 October 2017: Thousands of women take legal action over mesh implants:
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/10/thousands-women-legal-action-mesh-implants-171024083705299.html

18 October 2017: Surgical mesh injuries rising, ACC figures show:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11934446

4 October 2017: Strong recommendations on surgical mesh but still no government action:
https://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/news/2017/october-2017/04/strong-recommendations-on-surgical-mesh-but-still-no
-government-action.aspx


18 September 2017: Surgeons lacked caution in use of vaginal mesh implants, doctor admits:
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/18/surgeons-lacked-caution-in-use-of-vaginal-mesh-implants-doctor-admits

18 September 2017: Half Of The Women With Mesh Implant Complications Lose Their Partners, A Senate Inquiry Hears:
https://www.buzzfeed.com/ginarushton/half-of-the-women-with-mesh-implant-complications-lose

17 September 2017: A Sydney Senate inquiry told devices were 'decommercialised': http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4928110/johnson-johnson-cancels-two-mesh-devices/#slide=1

29 August 2017: WHY AREN'T WE TALKING MORE ABOUT ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S GREATEST MEDICAL SCANDALS?:
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/rendezview/why-arent-we-talking-more-about-one-of-australias-greatest-medical-
scandals/news-story/92f4cb833ba105f6e86eefd82404afe1


29 August 2017: Aussies turn focus on NZ's surgical mesh problems:
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/08/28/44871/aussies-turn-focus-on-nzs-surgical-mesh-problems

28 August 2017: Pelvic mesh victims disgusted at suggestion of anal sex solution:
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/28/pelvic-mesh-victims-disgusted-at-suggestion-of-sodomy-as-solution

25 August 2017: Perth doctor 'aghast' at sex advice to pelvic mesh victims:
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perth-doctor-aghast-at-sex-advice-to-pelvic-mesh-victims-20170825-gy4jcz.html

23 August 2017: The pelvic mesh device scandal reveals where medicine has lost its way:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4873140/the-trust-issue-and-picking-up-the-pieces/

22 August 2017: Australian Medical Association president confirms AMA WA's role in pelvic mesh scandal: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/australian-medical-association-president-confirms-ama-was-role-in-pelvic-mesh-
scandal-20170822-gy1hzj.html

18 August 2017: Pelvic mesh victims demand meeting with minister over 'alleged cover-up':
http://www.colliemail.com.au/story/4864207/pelvic-mesh-victims-demand-meeting-with-minister-over-alleged-cover-up/?cs=7

14 August 2017: Potentially damaging surgical mesh kits still on hospital shelves with doctors unaware on cancellation:
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-15/potentially-damaging-vaginal-mesh-kits-still-on-hospital-shelves/8805520?pfmredir=sm

7 August 2017: Surgical mesh: A decade of damage:
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/08/06/41379/surgical-mesh-a-decade-of-debilitation

4 August 2017: A Melbourne Senate inquiry hearing was told up to 3000 women left with serious mesh injuries: 
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4832324/peak-health-body-scathing-on-mesh-history/

3 August 2017: Court awards woman $1 million for surgical mesh infection:
http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/court-awards-woman-1-million-for-surgical-mesh-infection-20170802-gxnv77.html

3 August 2017: Victorian Senator Derryn Hinch says Senators at a mesh inquiry are determined to get answers for women: http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4829531/hinch-predicts-mesh-cover-ups/

31 July 2017: 'Soul destroying' meeting with Health Minister, surgical mesh victims advocates say: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/95227279/Soul-destroying-meeting-with-Health-Minister-surgical-mesh-victim-advocates-
say?cid=app-android


22 July 2017: Perth women ‘used as pelvic mesh guinea pigs’ want answers from WA government:
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/perth-women-used-as-pelvic-mesh-guinea-pigs-want-answers-from-wa-government
-20170721-gxfy0i

19 July 2017: A Senate inquiry on pelvic mesh hears mesh victims have been treated like child sexual abuse victims: http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4800043/health-system-asleep-at-the-wheel-on-mesh/

19 July 2017: Newcastle business owner says 2005 mesh surgery left her with many unknowns: http://www.eyretribune.com.au/story/4800705/the-mesh-the-legacy-and-future-unknowns/?cs=2452

14 July 2017: Surgical mesh victims bear pain to confront health minister:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/94706442/surgical-mesh-victims-bear-pain-to-confront-health-minister-in-auckland-electorate

12 July 2017: Questions over pelvic mesh implants ring louder than ever:
http://www.portpirierecorder.com.au/story/4786136/history-repeats-as-pelvic-mesh-ruins-lives/

10 July 2017: Johnson & Johnson tried to prevent report about pelvic mesh devices, court hears:
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jul/10/johnson-johnson-tried-to-prevent-report-about-pelvic-mesh-devices
-court-hears

10 July 2017: Barry campaigner backs parliamentary discussion of surgical mesh:
http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/15401785.Barry_campaigner_backs_parliamentary_discussion_of_surgical_mesh/

5 July 2017: Port Pirie women report in national vaginal mesh implant complications survey:
http://www.portpirierecorder.com.au/story/4772227/mesh-implants-impact-locals/

4 July 2017: "I would not want my wife to undergo this procedure": pelvic mesh inventor:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4769832/i-would-not-want-my-wife-to-undergo-this-procedure-pelvic-mesh-inventor/?cs=305

3 July 2017: NSW Health is investigating how male company rep attended a woman's surgery without her knowledge:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4764907/male-company-rep-at-womans-pelvic-surgery/ 

3 July 2017: Transvaginal mesh devices are one of Australia's greatest medical scandals: 
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4765139/regulators-failed-across-the-board-on-mesh/

2 July 2017: Stinging attack over surgical mesh inaction by Winston Peters:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/94302865/stinging-attack-over-surgical-mesh-inaction-by-winston-peters

29 June 2017: Former Newcastle University doctor in Victorian health mesh probe:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4755346/top-priority-for-mesh-inquiry/

6 June 2017: Vaginal mesh controversy shows collective failure of the TGA and Australia's specialists:
http://theconversation.com/vaginal-mesh-controversy-shows-collective-failure-of-the-tga-and-australias-specialists-78605?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

4 June 2017: Four mesh deaths but government drags heels on inquiry: 'Mum always put on a brave face for us': 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/national/93268557/Four-mesh-deaths-but-government-drags-heels-on-inquiry-
Mum-always-put-on-a-brave-face-for-us

4 June 2017: Patients who say surgical mesh has made their lives a 'living hell' question why it's still being used: 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/92633100/patients-who-say-surgical-mesh-has-made-their-lives-a-living-hell-
question-why-its-still-being-used

4 June 2017: Christine Rankin says she was a victim of mesh surgery: 
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/93300068/Christine-Rankin-says-she-was-a-victim-of-mesh-surgery?cid=app-iPhone

3 June 2017: Australian Pelvic Mesh Support Group says all pelvic mesh devices should be banned: 
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4704976/college-slammed-for-backing-pelvic-slings/?cs=305

29 May 2017: Pelvic mesh Senate inquiry will hold regulators to account: 
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4691394/pelvic-mesh-exposes-a-system-thats-failed/

29 May 2017: Lake Macquarie woman joins more than 1700 others for Senate inquiry on pelvic mesh:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4691250/mesh-victims-anguish-at-missed-warnings/

28 May 2017: Wollongong women break their silence: 'I don't where to go for help': 
http://www.begadistrictnews.com.au/story/4691147/i-dont-know-where-to-go-for-help/

25 May 2017: Thousands of women left in agony after 'gold standard' surgery: 
http://nypost.com/2017/05/25/thousands-of-women-left-in-agony-after-gold-standard-surgery/

25 May 2017: Women Claim This Surgery Has Cost Them Their Happiness, Their Sex Lives, And Hundreds Of Thousands
Of Dollars: https://www.buzzfeed.com/ginarushton/women-claim-this-surgery-has-cost-them-their-happiness-sex?utm_term=.tn079K8m2D#.vrGezgrDbA

23 May 2017: Oh my UTI: Everything you need to know about Urinary Tract Infections and how to battle through: 
http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/oh-my-uti-everything-you-need-to-know-about-urinary-tract-
infections-and-how-to-battle-through-35746708.html

10 May 2017: Family agony over mum's pain:
http://pakenham.starcommunity.com.au/gazette/2017-05-10/under-the-knife/

11 May 2017: 'Vaginal mesh implant has ruined my life - it's just so hard to go on':
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/vaginal-mesh-implant-has-destroyed-my-life-
its-just-so-hard-to-go-on/news-story/c9a78c04bbbaf0c32689ab2d0108658d


9 May 2017: Transvaginal mesh problems grossly under-estimated:
http://prwire.com.au/pr/70164/transvaginal-mesh-problem-grossly-under-estimated

9 May 2017: Vaginal mesh implant destroyed my life: Perth mum speaks out:
http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/vaginal-mesh-implant-destroyed-my-life-perth-mum-speaks-out-20170508-gw0fpx.html


4 May 2017: Transvaginal mesh devices under the spotlight as Australian senate inquiry nears:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3795734/medical-mesh-suffer-in-silence/


1 May 2017: Caz Chisholm is recognised for campaign supporting women pelvic mesh victims:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4630376/mesh-campaigner-wins-awards/

26 April 2017: Australia's peak health regulator has not pursued one pelvic mesh prosecution:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4619798/outrage-over-mesh-prosecution-failure/

26 March 2017: Hernia mesh complication 'like torture' for Christchurch grandfather:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/90762043/hernia-mesh-complication-like-torture

14 March 2017: Pelvic mesh devices hit by allegations of research fraud, experimental surgery on thousands of women:
http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/pelvic-mesh-devices-hit-by-allegations-of-research-fraud-experimental-
surgery-on-thousands-of-women-20170313-guxclj.html


14 March 2017: Newcastle doctor and Queensland colleague sounded alarm on mesh in 2003:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4522153/whistle-was-blown-on-pelvic-mesh/#slide=2

14 March 2017: Transvaginal mesh devices have left many women with permanent injuries:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4527600/serious-questions-to-answer-on-pelvic-mesh/

14 March 2017: Transvaginal devices under the spotlight:
http://www.hillsnews.com.au/story/4527837/we-were-guinea-pigs/?cs=2452

2 March 2017: Senator Derryn Hinch urges women to make submissions to a senate inquiry into pelvic mesh devices:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4501467/this-will-be-the-most-important-thing-i-do-here/

16 February 2016: Derryn Hinch has won Senate approval for an inquiry into gynaecological mesh devices:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4472081/senate-approves-inquiry-into-mesh-video/

15 February 2017: Mesh device appeal against decision by Australia's peak health watchdog:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/4462077/tribunal-told-mesh-device-evidence-very-poor/

2 February 2017: Thousands sue over implant:
https://thewest.com.au/news/wa/thousands-sue-over-implant-ng-b88374502z

7 December 2016: The danger of the TVT bladder sling: A mother's story:
http://thenaturalparentmagazine.com/danger-tvt-bladder-sling-mothers-story/

30 November 2016: Researchers Examine Effect of Mesh Treatment on Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Incontinence:
http://news.weill.cornell.edu/news/2016/11/researchers-examine-effect-of-mesh-treatment-on-women-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and

15 November 2016: Transvaginal Mesh Maker Accused of Racketeering:
http://courthousenews.com/transvaginal-mesh-maker-accused-of-racketeering/

15 November 2016: Transvaginal Mesh Maker Accused of Racketeering:
http://www2.courthousenews.com/transvaginal-mesh-maker-accused-of-racketeering/

4 October 2016: Boston Scientific loses bid to toss $19m pelvic mesh loss:
http://www.massdevice.com/boston-scientific-loses-bid-toss-19m-pelvic-mesh-loss/

6 September 2016: Politicians still prevaricating over surgical mesh:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1609/S00059/politicians-still-prevaricating-over-surgical-mesh.htm

2 September 2016: Patient fears surgical mesh agonies won't stop despite changes:
http://m.nzdoctor.co.nz//news-detail.aspx?n=77599

31 August 2016: Surgical mesh survey shows 'horrific' effects:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/surgical-mesh-survey-shows-horrific-effects-2016083115

24 August 2016: Surgical mesh registry to be considered by Ministry of Health after petition:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11700011

18 August 2016: Greater Cincinnati firm faces lawsuit over deceptive marketing allegations:
http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/news/2016/08/18/greater-cincinnati-firm-faces-lawsuit-over.html

16 August 2016: Kentucky AG sues Johnson & Johnson over vaginal implants:
http://www.startribune.com/kentucky-ag-sues-johnson-johnson-over-vaginal-implants/390347561/

28 July 2016: Inquiry into surgical mesh needed:
https://www.sunlive.co.nz/news/131809-inquiry-into-surgical-mesh-needed.html

15 June 2016: Surgical Mesh Registry needed immediately:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1606/S00172/surgical-mesh-registry-needed-immediately.htm

14 June 2016: Boston Scientific adds new warnings to surgical-mesh devices:
http://www.startribune.com/boston-scientific-adds-new-warnings-to-surgical-mesh-devices/383036211/

12 June 2016: PATIENTS ASKED TO DANCE ON THIN ICE - BAN SURGICAL MESH NOW:
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1606/S00121/patients-asked-to-dance-in-thin-ice-ban-surgical-mesh-now.htm

30 May 2016: Toni's story a tragedy:
http://www.macleayargus.com.au/story/3937829/tonis-story-a-tragedy/?cs=1526

27 May 2016: Suit filed against makers of Prolene Mesh System over alleged injuries:
http://louisianarecord.com/stories/510738168-suit-filed-against-makers-of-prolene-mesh-system-over-alleged-injuries

25 May 2016: States file lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over pelvic mesh implants:
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/states-file-lawsuit-against-johnson-johnson-over-pelvic-mesh-implants/

25 May 2016: AGs: Pelvic mesh implants caused dire complications:
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/05/25/ags-pelvic-mesh-implants-caused-dire-complications.html

24 May 2016: California sues Johnson & Johnson over marketing for pelvic mesh:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-johnson-johnson-mesh-lawsuit-idUSKCN0YF2LC

23 May 2016: J&J settles pelvic mesh appeal before Texas Supreme Court:
http://www.reuters.com/article/products-mesh-appeal-idUSL2N18K1VD

23 May 2016: Mesh women to meet Australian health regulator in Canberra during campaign for Senate I photos, video, poll: http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3922788/we-are-the-evidence-of-whats-gone-wrong-photos-video-poll/

19 May 2016: Women left in chronic pain after having now-banned TFS device implanted:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-19/women-left-in-chronic-pain-after-tfs-implants/7429838

6 May 2016: Australian mesh device manufacturer failed to show how benefits outweighed risks:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3892724/report-reveals-mesh-device-concerns/

6 May 2016: Mesh device victims quiet no longer:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3893158/rally-by-women-silenced-by-pain/

22 April 2016: Johnson & Johnson Settled NJ Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit for $5 Million:
http://newbrunswicktoday.com/article/johnson-johnson-settled-nj-pelvic-mesh-lawsuit-5-million

22 April: Woman claims win over ACC after 13 years:
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11627160

13 April 2016: Grand jury convened in probe of Boston Scientific:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/04/13/grand-jury-convened-probe-boston-scientific/v00hHy7djMd3xJfAH5f37J/story.html

13 April 2016: 'We've lost so much': Senate urged to act on failures over mesh implants:
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/weve-lost-so-much-senate-urged-to-act-on-failures-over-mesh-
device-implants-20160413-go5obe.html


13 April 2016: Hunter man demands hospital records: Son's fear for mother broken by mesh surgery:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3826847/sons-fears-for-mother-broken-by-mesh-surgery/

6 April 2016: J&J's vaginal-mesh costs may rise if $5 million deal is a guide:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-06/j-j-s-vaginal-mesh-costs-may-rise-if-5-million-deal-is-a-guide

4 April 2016: Boston Scientific Shares Inactive as FDA Says Aware of Possible Counterfeit Raw Material in Surgical Mesh:
http://sonoranweeklyreview.com/boston-scientific-shares-inactive-as-fda-says-aware-of-possible-counterfeit-raw-material-
in-surgical-mesh-nysebsx/


30 March 2016: In mesh litigation, how a casual corporate decision ruined one woman's life:
http://blogs.reuters.com/alison-frankel/2016/03/30/in-mesh-litigation-how-a-casual-corporate-decision-ruined-one-womans-life/

19 March 2016: The NSW Care Complaints Commission has confirmed investigations over mesh surgery:
http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/3800739/watchdog-focuses-on-mesh/?cs=12

15 March 2016: Australia prolapse mesh device manufacturer tells regulator it "documented" mesh changes:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3793103/mesh-maker-modifies-but-files-changes/

14 March 2016: The Therapeutic Goods Administration admits assessment process lacked "rigour": http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3790436/regulator-failed-women-on-mesh/

13 March 2016: Difficulty issues remain about mesh surgery for women:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3778936/women-pay-the-price-for-a-most-private-medical-disaster/

12 March 2016: Medical mesh concerns raised:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3779748/medical-mesh-concerns-raised/

27 January 2016: J&J to pay $120 million in its first big mesh settlement:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-27/j-j-said-to-pay-120-million-in-its-first-big-mesh-settlement

9 January 2016: In light of FDA rules, pelvic mesh devices face uncertainty:
http://m.startribune.com/in-light-of-fda-rules-pelvic-mesh-devices-face-uncertainty/364690221/

5 October 2015: Waimate woman complains after pain from surgery at Timaru Hospital fails to subside:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/72533463/waimate-woman-complains-after-pain-from-
surgery-at-timaru-hospital-fails-to-subsid

18 August 2015: Company faces US legal action over mesh surgery:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3288244/company-faces-us-legal-action-over-mesh-surgery/

4 August 2015: Bard Said to Pay $200 Million to Settle Vaginal-Mesh Cases:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-04/bard-said-to-pay-200-million-to-settle-vaginal-mesh-cases

2 June 2015: Mesh injured victims rally to resolve cases filed infederal court: http://wvmetronews.com/2015/06/02/mesh-
injured-victims-rally-to-resolve-cases-filed-in-federal-court/


27 May 2015: Calls for parliamentary inquiry into use of surgical mesh:
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/68907049/calls-for-parliamentary-inquiry-into-use-of-surgical-mesh

18 May 2015: Gynaecological mesh maker appeals deregistration ruling
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3086836/gynaecological-mesh-maker-appeals-deregistration-ruling/

18 May 2015: Medical Council stops Reid from doing major surgery
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/3086840/medical-council-stops-reid-from-doing-major-surgery/

8 May 2014: What big pharma is saying behind your back as it tries to sell you defective medical devices:
http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/what-big-pharma-is-saying-behind-your-back-as-it-tries-to-sell-you-defective-medical-
devices-7129615

20 April 2015: New Scottish Mesh Survivors Erect Website for Mesh-Injured
http://meshmedicaldevicenewsdesk.com/new-scottish-mesh-survivors-erect-website-for-mesh-injured

7 September 2014: Hunter women join class action against Johnson & Johnson over mesh genital implant devices:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2567292/hunter-women-join-mesh-implant-class-action/

3July 2014
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11286527

12 October 2013: Woman sues Johnson & Johnson in possible $1.7 Billion class action suit:
http://jewishbusinessnews.com/2013/10/12/woman-sues-johnson-johnson-in-possible-1-7-billion-class-action-suit/

13 June 2012: A Female Surgical Nightmare:
http://inthesetimes.com/article/13353/a_female_surgical_nightmare

   
  Television, Radio & YouTube
 


Scotland

28 September 2017: Mesh patients say they were 'duped': http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41427983

28 September 2017: Journalist Marion Scott who started the mesh campaign speaks candidly about the growing global scandal:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095c98m#play

27 September 2017: Scottish Mesh Survivor Linda McLaughlin speaks to BBC Radio Scotland - Newsdrive (ff 1hr 37mins): http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b095c96x#play

27 September 2017: Mesh implant surgery 'decimated my quality of life':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-41416042/mesh-implant-surgery-decimated-my-quality-of-life

27 September 2017: Expert who quit mesh implant review warns over use:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41408704

18 May 2017: Minister says expert will look at mesh implants review:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39964844

20 April 2017: 'My life has been destroyed by mesh implants':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050lrnj

30 March 2017: Robison defends mesh inquiry findings:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-39442911

27 March 2017: Mesh implant campaigners 'betrayed' by report publication:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39408064

5 March 2016: Mesh sufferers quit expert group over 'diluted' report:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39157683

21 December 2016: Mesh implants treatment brings unnecessary risks says study:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38381890

19 December 2016: Scottish Mesh Survivor Lorna Farrell bravely shares her story:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b084fqr5

19 December 2016 :Mesh implant woman says it made life 'a nightmare'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38368706

19 December 2016: Mesh implants still used in Scotland despite suspension call:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38343274

20 September 2016: Mesh implant campaigners call for criminal investigation:
http://www.radioborders.com/scottish-news/mesh-implant-campaigners-call-for-criminal-investigation/

20 September 2016: Mesh Implant Campaigners Call For Investigation:
http://www.heart.co.uk/scotland/news/local/mesh-implant-campaigners-call-for-investigation/#yvRvcoEPrBBQ3IDG.97

20 September 2016: Mesh implant campaigners call for criminal investigation:
http://www.forth1.com/scottish-news/mesh-implant-campaigners-call-for-criminal-investigation/

7 October 2015: BBC Radio Scotland
Scottish Mesh Survivor Lorna 36mins - 44 mins and Cabinet Secretary Shona Robison - 1 hour 10 mins - 1 hour 19 mins:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06dqc8h#play

25 June 2015: This Morning: Are you embarrassed by incontinence?
http://shows.stv.tv/this-morning/video-showcase/4320903465001/

1 March 2015: BBC Report with Graham Stewart



1 March 2015: Halt mesh implants over safety concerns:
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/312203-halt-mesh-implants-over-safety-concerns-says-shona-robison/

1 March 2015: Health Secretary calls for halt on mesh implants:
http://www.clyde1.com/localnews/health-secretary-calls-for-halt-on-mesh-implants/

1 March 2015: Health Secretary Shona Robison call for mesh implants suspension:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-31682128

25 October 2014: Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards 2014 – Unsung Hero – “Hear Our Voice:



25 October 2014: Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards 2014 - Unsung Hero - Hear Our Voice:



25 October 2014: Sunday Mail Great Scot Awards 2014: Still Game actors - Ford Keirnan and Greg Hemphill
https://youtu.be/29rHOTNRqdc?t=1m10s

3 June 2014: Mesh implants victims give ‘heartbreaking’ evidence to MSPs: BBC Scotland News link:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-27669702

13 May 2014: Scottish Government under pressure to suspend use of mesh implants:
http://news.stv.tv/scotland/275126-michael-matheson-answers-questions-on-mesh-implants-at-holyrood/

11 March 2014: Faulty implants end women’s sex life:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-26518269

UK, Ireland & Channel Islands

18 October 2017: Journalist Kath Sansom was a 'wreck' after vaginal mesh implant:
https://www.klfm967.co.uk/news/uk-news/2406226/journalist-kath-sansom-was-wreck-after-vaginal-mesh-implant/

18 October 2017: Women 'deserve apology' over vaginal mesh implants:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41671020

18 October 2017: Government rejects call for vaginal mesh implants ban:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41658370

18 October 2017: Vaginal mesh public inquiry turned down by Government:
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/mesh-implant-problem-bigger-thalidomide-014300260.html

17 October 2017: Special Report: The Mesh Scandal:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSS1jzPECBA

16 October 2017: Mesh surgeon investigated by NHS trust in Bristol:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-41596436

30 September 2013: Vaginal mesh 'disaster' could be 'worse than Thalidomide', experts warn:
http://news.sky.com/story/vaginal-mesh-legal-action-could-be-bigger-than-thalidomide-11060083

20 September 2017: Hernia mesh surgery leaves men in pain:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41320744

11 August 2017: Vaginal mesh campaigners welcome 'major development':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40898220

3 August 2017: 'Vaginal mesh surgery ruined my life and should be banned':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-40662037

18 July 2017: Campaigners call for vaginal mesh ban after investigation by this programme: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08y9v5t/victoria-derbyshire-18072017#

18 July 2017: Legal action launched for vaginal mesh sufferers:
http://news.sky.com/story/legal-action-launched-for-vaginal-mesh-sufferers-10952224

18 July 2017: Vaginal mesh procedures like ‘Russian Roulette’, say victims:
https://uk.style.yahoo.com/victims-vaginal-mesh-implants-hit-parliament-likening-procedure-russian-roulette-140714406.html

27 June 2017: Vaginal mesh surgery: Shock as women go to England for care:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40410835

26 June 2017: Vaginal mesh led to 'excruciating pain':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-40386726

26 June 2017: NHS hernia mesh repairs 'leaving patients in chronic pain'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40132638

25 April 2017: Pelvic floor training in pregnancy could help prevent the need for 'barbaric' vaginal mesh surgery:
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-04-pelvic-floor-pregnancy-barbaric-vaginal.html

20 April 2017: 'My life has been destroyed by mesh implants':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050lrnj

18 April 2017: Call for end to TVT mesh implants after complications 'covered up':
http://news.sky.com/story/call-for-end-to-tvt-mesh-implants-after-complications-covered-up-10842078

8 September 2016: Campaigner calls for operation to cure incontinence after childbirth to be suspended:
http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2016-09-08/campaigner-calls-for-operation-to-cure-incontinence-after-childbirth- to-be-suspended/

27 June 2016: Medicolegal Aspects of FNUU Practice



6 October 2015: Disabled Gosport Woman Has US Surgery To Reverse Mesh Damage:



29 June 2015: Female Mid Urethral Tapes - The Devil's Work:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awOMOXPtkMA&app=desktop

25 June 2015: Hundreds of women across the UK are calling for the ban of a medical procedure which has left them in chronic
pain - with some unable to walk:
http://news.sky.com/story/1507952/hundreds-of-women-call-for-end-to-tvt-surgery


25 June 2015: The woman campaigning for a controversial operation to be outlawed after it left her in constant pain: http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2015-06-25/the-woman-campaigning-for-a-controversial-operation-to-be-outlawed-
after-it-left-her-in-constant-pain


19 May 2015: Sussex women back call for mesh implant surgery ban: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwn_Jc2TTOU&feature=youtu.be

8 May 2015: Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, University of Oxford, reveals
the secrets behind the claims of drugs and devices designed to improve health and well-being:
https://youtu.be/jJarceGUuRc?t=28m30s

April 2014: BBC Radio 4 You & Yours: Woman tells how mesh has ruined her life.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03zdbrj

22 January 2014: Face the Facts:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03q9dc8

23 May 2012: Regulation of medical implants: Carl Heneghan:
http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Main/Player.aspx?meetingId=10850

19 January 2012: Woman’s Hour: Urinary Incontinence and Transvaginal Tape
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019gy9r

World
28 October 2017: Surgical mesh: A question of consent:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/shows/2017/10/surgical-mesh-a-question-of-consent.html

30 September 2017: Canadian TV investigates: As lawsuits mount, doctors insist surgical mesh is an important tool (Parts 1, 2 & extended): http://www.ctvnews.ca/w5/as-lawsuits-mount-doctors-insist-surgical-mesh-is-an-important-tool-1.3610891#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=YGLwWbM

25 August 2017: Mesh campaigners take fight to Australia:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201856065/mesh-campaigners-take-fight-to-australia

15 August 2017: Emails show doctors' bizarre attitudes to women's health:
http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-15/emails-show-doctors-bizarre-attitudes-to-womens-health
-problems/8805710?pfmredir=sm


14 August 2017: Lamborghinis, ski trips used to market controversial mesh implant to surgeons, documents show: http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-14/surgical-mesh-maker-used-fast-cars-to-market-device-doctors/8796838?pfmredir=sm

4 July 2017: Vaginal mesh implants: Class action against Johnson and Johnson begins in Federal Court:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-04/class-action-vaginal-mesh-implants-johnson-and-johnson/8674106

19 June 2017: 'Nothing has been achieved' - anti-mesh campaigners:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201848002/nothing-has-been-achieved-anti-mesh-campaigners

31 May 2017: Women urged to speak up on painful transvaginal mesh implant side effects:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-31/more-women-mesh-implant-side-effects-than-thought-experts-say/8572840

16 May 2017: Concerns grow over side effects of pelvic mesh implants on Life Matters- RN:
https://radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pg961mm3N6?play=true

28 April 2017: Peggy Engleman v. Ethicon - Jury hands down $20 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson in vaginal
mesh case - $2.5 million in compensatory and $17.5 million in punitive damages:
http://www.fox29.com/news/local-news/251407273-story

16 February 2017: Prolift mesh: What did Johnson & Johnson know? (English subtitles) Radar Broadcast 21-9-2015:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBxj4h8C36M&app=desktop

10 February 2017: Class action launched for victims of Johnson and Johnson mesh implants:
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/02/10/19/18/class-action-launched-for-victims-of-johnson-and-johnson-mesh-implants

29 November 2016: Transvaginal Mesh: Senator Derryn Hinch addresses the Australian Senate:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ-AXlymOnY&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

22 November 2016: Senator for Victoria, Derryn Hinch addresses the 'mesh scandal' in the Australian Parliament:

Derryn Hinch

15 August 2016: Did Boston Scientific Smuggle Counterfeit Mesh Materials From China?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9NizHS4dBqM

31 August 2016: Medsafe responds to concerns over surgical mesh:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201814284/medsafe-responds-to-concerns-over-surgical-mesh

25 August 2016: Govt responds on surgical mesh:
http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201813531/govt-responds-on-surgical-mesh

24 August 2016: Govt surgical mesh response falls short - campaigners:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/politics/govt-surgical-mesh-response-falls-short---campaigners-2016082417

16 August 2016: Beshear files lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson over surgical mesh:
http://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Beshear-files-lawsuit-against-Johnson--Johnson-over-surgical-mesh----390310202.html

27 July 2016: Labour steps up fight on surgical mesh:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/labour-to-health-minister-get-serious-about-vagina-problems-2016072620#.V5eyD-Mf-jY.facebook

19 June 2016: Women with pelvic mesh report painful, intractable infections:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/women-with-pelvic-mesh-implants-report-painful-intractable-infections-1.2952614

11 June 2016: Heal or harm?:
http://www.newshub.co.nz/tvshows/thenation/heal-or-harm-2016061112#axzz4BEqv9Df2

10 June 2016: Gynaecologists voice concern over surgical mesh in women causing harm:
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/gynaecologists-voice-concern-over-surgical-mesh-in-women-causing-harm

10 June 2016: Gynaecologists voice concern over surgical mesh in women causing harm:
https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/gynaecologists-voice-concern-over-surgical-mesh-in-women-causing-harm

3 June 2016: Surgical mesh campaigner (Charlotte Korte and Dr Hanifa Koya):
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/ntn/ntn-20160603-0908-surgical_mesh_campaigner-048.mp3

25 May 2016: Johnson & Johnson Mesh Press Conference:



25 May 2016: California Attorney General Sues Johnson & Johnson Over Transvaginal Mesh:
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/California-Attorney-General-Sues-Johnson--Johnson-Over-Transvaginal-Mesh-
380891931.html


22 May 2016: What is medical mesh?:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=_BM8-iX_NBY&app=desktop

10 May 2016: Jaynie Morris Club: Chris Ilsley 6PR Female 'Mesh Insert' Controversial Interview 2016:
https://soundcloud.com/jayniemorrisclub/chris-ilsley-6pr-female-mesh-insert-controversial-interview-2016?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook

21 April 2016: On the Spot with Colleen Hutchison: Expert Hernia Roundtable (Part 2):
http://www.generalsurgerynews.com/Video-and-Podcast/Article/04-16/Video-On-the-Spot-With-Colleen-Hutchinson-Expert-Hernia-Roundtable-Part-2-/36004

4 April 2016: On the Spot with Colleen Hutchison: Expert Hernia Roundtable (Part 1):
http://www.generalsurgerynews.com/Video-and-Podcast/Article/04-16/Video-On-the-Spot-With-Colleen-Hutchinson-Expert-Hernia-Roundtable-Part-1-/35870

2 April 2016: Canadian women reach transvaginal mesh settlement:
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadian-women-reach-transvaginal-mesh-settlement-1.2842781

31 March 2016: Mostyn Law calls on FDA to ban Boston Scientific surgical mesh:
http://www.kusi.com/story/31609622/mostyn-law-calls-on-fda-to-ban-boston-scientific-surgical-mesh

25 February 2016: Bay Area women call for a ban of transvaginal mesh, bladder slings as FDA issue more warnings:
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Bay-Area-Women-Call-for-Ban-of-Transvaginal-Mesh-Bladder-Slings-as-FDA-Issues-More-Warnings-370208141.html

16 February 2016: Veteran investigative reporter and co-founder of Mesh Medical Device News Desk website Jane Akre explains the serious medical problems caused by mesh implants, and why corporate-media coverage has been scant: http://www.projectcensored.org/jane-akre/

13 November 2015 2015: ICS 2015 Montreal - Top Papers of 2015 That Will Change Incontinence Research and Practice:
https://youtu.be/HjLSlcibvvk?t=9m30s
(fast forward to 12.14 for synthetic mesh tapes)

29 October 2015: Dutch consumer programme reveals how to get a 'device' approved - CE-Mark for sale (English subtitles):
http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi3882135065/

16 August 2015: Australian women are taking on a major American medical company after suffering devastating side effects
from products used to support weak pelvic floor muscles:
http://www.9news.com.au/health/2015/08/16/20/03/australian-women-launch-class-action-against-us-medical-company

27 May 2015: Surgical mesh claims mount
http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/274800/surgical-mesh-claims-mount

27 May 2015: Campaigners call for surgical mesh inquiry
http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/campaigners-call-for-surgical-mesh-inquiry-2015052718#axzz3bI6JIJNC




1 December 2014: Dutch consumer programme reveals how to get a ‘device’ approved for CE mark:
http://www.radartv.nl/uitzending/vorige-uitzending/

18 November 2014: Law firm investigates more painful complications from pelvic mesh:
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2014/s4130923.htm

July 2014: New Zealand petitioners: Carmel Berry and Charlotte Korte (2 interviews):
http://tvnz.co.nz/breakfast-news/hundreds-affected-improper-removal-surgical-mesh-video-6016826

23 July 2014: Johnson & Johnson Blue Sh*t Coverup: Papantonio video:
http://ringoffireradio.com/2014/07/johnson-johnsons-blue-sht-coverup/

2 July 2014
http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/use-surgical-mesh-dubbed-emerging-health-scandal-video-6017508

May 2014: Johnson & Johnson continues to kill women: Papantonio video:



24 March 2014: Mesh sufferers petition New Zealand Government for an Inquiry:
http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/mesh-sufferers-petition-govt-for-inquiry-2014032416

24 November 2013: Women angry over side-effects from another Johnson and Johnson product:
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2013/s3898612.htm

   
       
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18 October 2017: Pelvic mesh scandal: Northern Ireland victims to have their say at Westminster:
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/pelvic-mesh-scandal-northern-ireland-victims-to-have-their-say-at-westminster-36236700.html