Safety concerns about breast implants persist

Ray Moynihan*

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The US Food and Drug Administration will continue to evaluate the safety of silicone breast implants before making a decision on reapproval, despite a recent recommendation from its advisers.

After a marathon two day hearing last week, the FDA's advisory panel on plastic surgery voted to end the 10 year moratorium on silicone implants for breast enlargement, though safety concerns saw the panel spilt, with a vote of nine to six in favour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)947-947
Number of pages1
JournalBMJ (Clinical research ed.)
Issue number7421
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2003


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