Public Citizen demands recall of surgical mesh

The watchdog group, Public Citizen, has strongly urged the US Food & Drug Administration to recall surgical mesh used in patients with pelvic organ prolapse. The consumer advocacy group argues that the mesh product, made by Minneapolis-based Coloplast and American Medical Systems Inc., exposes women to serious risks and possibly permanent damage.

Nearly 300,000 women a year undergo surgery where surgical mesh is used. Public Citizen says they believe at least 75,000 people have potentially dangerous mesh surgically implanted in their bodies. The FDA had issued a warning for the product last month, but the watchdog group wants the FDA to issue a full recall.

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