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Australian Medical Association president confirms Ama Wa's role in pelvic mesh scandal

02:25 EDT 22 Aug 2017 | Topix

The Australian Medical Association acted as exclusive distributor of an Australian-invented pelvic mesh device for women that helped spark a global pelvic mesh scandal after it was sold and registered for use in America in 2001. The AMA's marketing of the Intravaginal Sling Tunneller device as an "Australian medical design breakthrough" to treat incontinence and prolapse, despite women's reports of complications in Western Australian public hospital trials from as early as 1989, was "a long way from our proudest hour", said current AMA president Dr Michael Gannon.

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