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  Coping with chronic pain

Due to the location of the device, doctors have been unable to remove the mesh in its entirety, so pieces of it remain inside Linda — causing her intense, lasting pain.

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  Interview: Dr. Josh Rising

Dr. Josh Rising is Project Director of the Medical Device Initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts. One of its goals is to improve the tracking of the safety of medical devices on the market.

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  Medical devices: Video, statements and documents

Dr. Emily Senay examines whether the Food and Drug Administration’s medical device review process is adequately protecting the public.

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  Need to Know: March 22, 2012: Medical devices

Dr. Emily Senay examines whether the Food and Drug Administration’s medical device review process is adequately protecting the public. While the vast majority of these devices are safe and effective, according to the GAO, hundreds are recalled every year. And the impact of an unsafe device can be devastating.

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Did politics trump science in the Obama administration’s ruling on Plan B for teens?

The Obama administration overruled the FDA and said teens would still need a prescription to get the morning-after pill, ignoring years of scientific research.

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Wednesday morning roundup

Workers take to the streets in Europe and a sinister “Mumbai-style” terror plot is uncovered.

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