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On this episode of Drugwatch Radio, I welcome a fellow consumer advocate to the show, Sidney Wolfe, M.D., founder of Public Citizen’s Health Research Group. Wolfe founded the group in 1971 and since then, the group has been holding the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and pharmaceutical companies accountable. Their petitions have been successful in [...]
Last month, we posted Part I of our interview with Public Citizen’s Dr. Michael Carome, who is the director of the Health Research Group (HG). He shared some of the watchdog group’s efforts to hold pharmaceutical and medical device companies accountable. On this second and final part of the two-part show, Carome discusses the role [...]
On this episode of Drugwatch Radio, I am joined by Dr. Michael Carome, director of the Health Research Group (HG) at the public advocacy group Public Citizen. Public Citizen is a voice for the people in the nation’s capital and has been fighting for the interests of the American people since 1971. The nonprofit watchdog [...]
by Michelle Llamas On this episode of Drugwatch Radio, hip implant lawyer G. Sean Jez of Fleming, Nolen and Jez joined me by telephone from his office in Houston. Jez earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center in 1996 and spent many years representing consumers. Currently, Jez is handling cases involving [...]
By Michelle Llamas Welcome to Part II of our interview with mesh survivor Christy Hammond, founder of SurvivingMESH.org, and her attorney, Karen Beyea-Schroeder. In this podcast episode, Christy continues to discuss her experiences with transvaginal mesh, life after mesh and her views on the medical industry. Then, her attorney explains more about mesh lawsuits. (Don’t [...]
by Michelle Llamas During Part I of a special two-part episode of Drugwatch Radio, Christy Hammond shares her harrowing experience with transvaginal mesh, her opinions on lawsuits and the fact that she was never told about the life-changing complications that she would face. Transvaginal mesh, a synthetic, porous material, is used to treat conditions like [...]