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26 November 2017

BBC reports Vaginal mesh operations should be banned, says NICE:

The University of Oxford’s Prof Carl Heneghan, an expert in the subject, said the draft guidelines were an admission that health services had “got this wrong” – calling the use of mesh a “catastrophe.”

6 December 2017

Underpinning research published:

Trials of transvaginal mesh devices for pelvic organ prolapse: a systematic database review of the US FDA approval process
Carl J Heneghan, Ben Goldacre, Igho Onakpoya, Jeffrey K Aronson, Annette Pluddemann, Kamal R Mahtani
BMJ Open 2017;7:e017125. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017125

Analysis published:

Transvaginal mesh failure: Lessons for regulation of implantable devices
Carl J Heneghan, Ben Goldacre, Igho Onakpoya, Jeffrey K Aronson, Annette Pluddemann, Kamal R Mahtani
BMJ 2017;359:j5515

BMJ press releases research: Inadequate regulation for vaginal mesh products has exposed women …

Reports on the CEBM's BMJ analysis: 

The Guardian: Women harmed because vaginal mesh regulation ‘not fit for purpose’
Daily Mail: Regulation over vaginal mesh implants is inadequate
Sky News: ‘Inadequate’ vaginal mesh regulations put women at risk, warn experts
The Independent: Vaginal mesh study reveals how lax medical regulation puts women at risk