International – Boston Scientific Speaks Out About Pelvic Mesh Controversy

Boston Scientific opens up to MD+DI about the recent 60 Minutes report, which claimed the company is making transvaginal mesh devices using counterfeit materials that it smuggled from China.

It has been an interesting week for Boston Scientific, but not for the reasons you might think.

Yes, the company had to go on the defensive this week after CBS aired a 60 Minutes report raising concern over its transvaginal mesh products. The report accused Boston Scientific of buying counterfeit materials from a Chinese supplier to make the mesh devices. But the company has also received a show of customer support, said Dave Pierce, president of Boston Scientific’s urology and pelvic health division.

« What’s been encouraging this week, amidst all of the concern, and rightly so, has been the commitment and the confirmation by many of the surgeon customers that we have about how important Boston Scientific is in this space and how important it is to have an industry leader remain in this area so that women continue to have these options available to them, » Pierce told MD+DI