FDA warns on fake surgical mesh

March 12, 2010 by MassDevice staff

The Food & Drug Administration issues a warning to healthcare providers about counterfeit surgical mesh products that ape C.R. Bard's Davol brand.

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The Food & Drug Administration is warning healthcare providers to be on the lookout for fake surgical mesh products that ape C.R. Bard's (NYSE:BCR) Davol Inc. brand, saying hospitals and surgical centers — not to mention patients with surgical mesh implants — should be especially vigilant.

The federal watchdog agency said four sizes of the counterfeit flat sheet polypropylene surgical mesh have been pegged by the FDA and Bard so far:

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