Vaginal mesh 'disaster' could be 'worse than Thalidomide', experts warn - feedaround.com
Published: 3 weeks ago By: Sky News

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An operation to treat incontinence performed on tens of thousands of women across the UK could be hiding a scandal worse than Thalidomide, a leading expert has warned.

Professor Carl Heneghan, who specialises in evidence-based medicine, said some of the devices used in vaginal mesh implants had not been clinically tested and, "unlike in the Thalidomide scandal, you are unable to see the extent of the women's injuries".

Speaking about the scale of the scandal, he said: "I think this is the worst one that we'll ever see in my lifetime because of the scale of the number of women affected."

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