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Flynn welcomes call for new surgical procedures and implants to be subject to clinical trial testing

5 July, 2018 - by Órlaithí Flynn


Sinn Féin MLA Orlaithi Flynn has welcomed a call by senior British Surgeon Professor Derek Alderson for new surgical procedures and implants to be subject to clinical trial testing before they are made available to the Health Service.

Órlaithí Flynn said:

“If the use of vaginal mesh implants, as well as other implants which have subsequently caused patient harm, had been tested with the same level of rigor that new drugs face, they probably would have never been used.

“Such rigorous testing may have avoided all the pain and misery they have inflicted on so many women and men.” 

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