Johnson & Johnson Vaginal Mesh News
On June 4, 2012, Johnson & Johnson's Vaginal Mesh division called Ethicon has told a federal judge in West Virginia it intends to stop selling four vaginal mesh implants (Prolift, Prolift+ M, TVT Secur and Prosima systems) after being sued by more than 600 women who say the products caused internal injuries. Johnson & Johnson said it has requested approval from the Food and Drug Administration to stop "commercializing" the devices, in a letter filed yesterday with U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.
An Ethicon spokesman said in an e-mail that the unit would halt sales of the Prolift, Prolift+ M, TVT Secur and Prosima systems worldwide. Further the FDA in March said New Brunswick, New Jersey-based J&J had sold one of the implants, the Gynecare Prolift, for three years without proper regulatory approval. Johnson & Johnson's subsidiary Ethicon has asked the FDA for 120 days to end sales so it can "notify its customers and provide those hospitals and surgeons with sufficient time to select alternative treatment options for their patients," the J&J subsidiary said in its letter. "Ethicon will also discontinue or revise, as appropriate, all marketing materials during this time." This voluntary withdrawal and notice of ceasing of manufacturer of these vaginal mesh products is NOT a FDA enforced Johnson & Johnson vaginal mesh recall.
Transvaginal Mesh, Mesh Erosion & Bladder Sling Injury Lawsuits: Speak to an Attorney
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