Catch up with Ring of Fire. Below are the top stories from this past week.

Papantonio: The Demise of Corporate-Controlled Media
Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder discuss how the new, non-corporate media outlets that are overtaking traditional media sources are run by corporate interests.

Jury hits Ethicon for $3.35 Million for Damages Caused by Prolift Pelvic Mesh Device
… jury in Atlantic County, New Jersey awarded Ms. Linda Gross $3.35 million dollars for damages caused by the Prolift®, a transvaginal mesh device manufactured by Ethicon (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) designed to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse in women. The Prolift® was one of the first Pelvic Organ Prolapse Kits (POP Kits) to hit the market as part of a new wave of “innovative” women’s health treatment devices.

DOJ Launches Investigation into Johnson & Johnson’s False Marketing
The world’s largest retailer of health-care products, Johnson & Johnson, is under attack for making false claims during the marketing of its hip replacement devices and vaginal mesh. The DePuy Orthopaedics ASR XL hip implant was recalled in August of 2010 and the Ethicon vaginal mesh POP kit was silently withdrawn from the market

Online? MarkMonitor May be Watching You
At the corner of big business and government there lies and waits a company called MarkMonitor, based in San Francisco. What does the company do? MarkMonitor offers enterprise security solutions, protecting trademarks and copyrighted material by monitoring the behavior and activities of users online as an extension of the Center for Copyright Information