Published in Women's Health Weekly, February 22nd, 1995
Public Citizen accused the FDA of delays in investigating 13,477 reports, dating to 1991, of injuries associated with the implants. They include ruptures, infections and mysterious autoimmune disorders.
"The FDA's inaction on this dangerous device is unconscionable," said Public Citizen's Dr. Sidney Wolfe.
The silicone shells filled with saltwater are the only product still widely available for reconstructive breast surgery and enlargement. The FDA in 1991 restricted...
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