FDA Bows to Industry: OKs Risky Kind of Breast Implant

Erickson, Jan
January 2007
National NOW Times;Winter2007, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p15
The article scrutinizes the move of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to issue final approval to Allergan Inc. and Mentor Corp. to market their risky silicone gel-filled breast implants to women aged 22 and older. The FDA has ignored disclosures that Mentor had failed to report accurate information about levels of a form of oxidized platinum in the implants that is known to be harmful to humans. Several U.S. legislators have expressed concern over the move.


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