Dangerous Drugs and medical devices Effecting Women. Discussion presented by Vaginal mesh Helpline female medical Social Worker. The horrors of the vaginal mesh are beyond belief with so many stories of pain and suffering. But, a closer look takes us to a list of many drugs and medical devices harming women of all ages. Pharma seems to see women with dollar signs plastered to their heads. What we see and hear are women with lives destroyed and needing help and protection. Here goes the list of drugs and devices harming women. When you look at a senior population and woman baby boomers , college students, wives, daughters and mothers effected it become a huge market of women effected by what i call medical injustice.
Amongest the medical devices and drugs harming women include :Bladder Sling, Mirena IUD, Vaginal mesh, Yaz, Yasmin, Fosamax, Topomax, DePuy hip replacement recall, Actos, Breast Implants, Tylenol, avaira toric contact lenses and others are harming women.
It is amazing to me how many dangerous drugs and medical devices are having an effect on women. TheVaginal mesh Helpline hears from women thru-out the country regarding their horrific experiences with these mesh devices. Yet, there are so many other drugs and medical devices that are hurting women. The Mirena birth control device, Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, The DePuy Hip Replacement, metal on metal hip replacements, Zimmer Duram Cup, Breast Implants, Cytotec, Topamax Mirena birth control device, Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, The DePuy Hip Replacement, metal on metal hip replacements, Zimmer Duram Cup, Breast Implants, Cytotec, Topamax and others,
Mirena Birth Control device
Mirena Silicone IUD
The Mirena Birth control device has caused amongst other side effects: Miscarriage, Risk Of Infertility, Intrauterine Pregnancy, Streptococcal Sepsis, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Cervix, Severe Pain, Contraceptive Perforation and other side effects.
Some women have experienced serious adverse side-effects and potentially life-threatening complications following the implantation of the Mirena device, including perforation of or imbedment in the uterus.
Bayer actually marketed Mirena as a way women could simplify their lifestyle. One of the ways it did so was through “Mirena Parties.” Working with the social networking site Mom Central, Bayer created a Mirena direct marketing program that consisted of a series of house parties hosted by members of the Mom Central community. Bayer was eventually warned against this. The stories have heard and read regarding this device are horrific. The IUD is moving from it’s original position and severing the uterus and nearby organs.
It is estimated that in about 200,000 births in one year, Cytotec was used to stimulate delivery. This is where most of the problems with this drug, including birth defects have incurred. The purpose of the drug was for the prevention of ulcers, but it has also been used in abortions. Brain damage to infants is of particular concern.
Yaz, yasmin Birth Control Pills
Studies recently published in the British Medical Journal, which concluded that women ages 15-44 taking birth control pills containing the synthetic progestin, drospirenone, are more likely to develop blood clots deep in the veins of the leg (venous thromboembolism), than women using birth control pills containing the common progestin levonorgestrel. Blood clots can move and if they end up in the brain or lungs can be deadly.
Yasmin and Yaz have reported incidents of :
- Heart Attacks,
- Cardiac Arrhythmias,
- Blood Clots,
- Deep Vein Thrombosis, (DVT),
- Pulmonary Embolism, (PE,
Topiramate, the generic form of Johnson & Johnson’s anti-seizure drug, Topamax, is under fire from the Food & Drug Administration for its birth defect risks, Reuters reports. The medication is prescribed to patients suffering from epilepsy, and more popularly, to consumers with chronic migraine headaches. Topiramate has recently been combined with other drugs to battle obesity and bipolar disorder. More than 4.7 million prescriptions for Topamax were filled in the United States from 2007 to 2010, bringing in approximately $600 million worldwide last year.
FOSAMAX EFFECTS WOMEN
The .Long-Term use of Fosamax has been shown to more then double the Risk of Femur Fractures Among Older Women.
An article in an issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that long-term use of Fosamax and other bisphosphonate drugs by older women more than doubles their chance of suffering femur fractures. This side effect is particularly disturbing in light of the fact that Fosamax and similar drugs are prescribed to strengthen the bones of women with osteoporosis.
TRANSVAGINAL MESH AND RELATED MESH PRODUCTS ARE THE BIGGEST HOORO EFFECTING WOMEN TODAY Over 300,000 women are effected and we speak to so many who tell us their stories of pain and suffering,
Manufacturers of Mesh Products Include:
- Johnson & Johnson,
- Ethicon TVT,
- Gynecare TVT,
- Gynemesh PS,
- Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch,
- Avaulta Plus BioSynthetic Support System,
- Avaulta Solo Synthetic Support System,
- Faslata Allograft,
- Pelvicol Tissue,
- PelviSoft Biomesh,
- Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh,
- American Medical Systems or AMS,
- Boston Scientific,
- Advantage Sling System,
- Obtryx Curved Single,
- Obtryx Mesh Sling,
- Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System,
- Prefyx PPS System,
The trans vaginal mesh Continues to effect women and alter the lives of Women
Recent warnings have linked various birth control drugs and devices to serious injuries and even death. We have heard one horrific story after another. Women are suffering and crying over the phone while they no longer have money to pay for doctors to remove their mesh. They talk about tthe doctors hiding medical records and being lured by the pharmaceutical representatives. They talk of lives destroyed and marriages hurting. “When mommy hurts the whole family suffers” as one women told us.
Metal On Metal Hip Replacements like the DePuy and Zimmer
Women are reporting more problems, and a higher failure rate, with the DePuy ASR XL Acetabular hip replacement system than men. It turns out they’re also more prone to some of the serious side effects of the poorly-designed implant, including metallosis.
Statistics show individuals with a small stature, such as women may be more susceptible to failure of DePuy ASR hip implants. Again we see women effected and mostly our senior population.
Dow Corning Breast Implants
Breast Implant Lymphoma
In January 2011, The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) advised that women who had received breast implants should notify their doctors of any changes in their breasts because of a possible association with a rare type of lymphoma. In breast implant patients, ALCL has occurred in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant. Women are still involved in settlements with Dow Corning trust.
Women appear to be money mills for pharmaceutical companies that are not using appropriate warnings or testing.