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FDA advisers urge closer scrutiny of pelvic mesh
USA Today

Advisers to the Food and Drug Administration say trouble-prone medical products widely used to surgically repair women’s pelvic problems need stringent testing for safety and effectiveness. It’s another case of a problem that wasn’t flagged until patients got hurt. The advisory panel on Thursday urged the FDA to reclassify plastic surgical mesh used to repair pelvic collapse. The consensus recommendation means that, if the FDA agrees, manufacturers would be required to prove the safety and effectiveness of the products.