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Government to investigate damage caused by mesh implants

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 30 January 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k472
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

The UK government has said that it will conduct a national audit to investigate problems caused by vaginal mesh implants.

The safety of the implants has been brought into question by thousands of women around the world, many of whom are taking legal action against manufacturers, including in England, Wales, and Scotland.1

The Department of Health and Social Care for England announced that it had accepted calls from the all party parliamentary group on surgical mesh implants and campaigners to conduct a retrospective audit …

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