J&J to Halt Sales of Four Vaginal Mesh Products

Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon unit says it plans to stop selling four of its vaginal mesh products. The company, along with other vaginal mesh makers, is facing hundreds of product liability lawsuits for serious injuries caused by the defective mesh. In July, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that serious complications associated with transvaginal mesh are not rare, and in January, 2012, it ordered J&J and 30 vaginal mesh makers to study the injuries and complications that have been linked to the devices.

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J&J says it has asked the FDA for permission to phase out sales of four of its Gynecare products over the course of several months. It says that will give hospitals and surgeons time to choose other products. J&J has also asked for permission to keep selling Gynecare Gynemesh without further safety studies, but with changes to the label that would restrict its use to abdominal placement rather than transvaginal placement.

J&J announced its intention to halt sales in a letter to the two judges who are overseeing the defective mesh lawsuits against the company. The vaginal mesh products it intends to discontinue are:

  • Gynecare Prolift
  • Gynecare Prolift+M
  • Gynecare TVT Secur
  • Gynecare Prosima


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