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Breast Implant Fiasco in France Could Have U.S. Ramifications

Mark Crawford

On February 9 European Health and Consumer Policy Commissioner John Dalli called for immediate action from the EU to ensure stringent implementation of the current legislation on medical devices. This was in response to the fraudulent use of non-medical grade silicone in breast implants manufactured by the Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) Company inFrance. The European Commission is now scrambling to tighten controls on the approval of medical devices and restore patient confidence. (more…)