Defunct manufacuturer, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), has left a scandalous legacy as reported by CNN. Nearly 500,000 women worldwide are believed to have received their silicone breast implants that were recalled for unusually high failure rates. Recent news reports indicate the implants contained industrial, non-medical grade, silicone adding to questions over their safety and the risk women face moving forward. At least one news report has questioned whether a link to anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is related to a removed PIP silicone breast implant further raising a specter of concern and anxiety for victims.
The government said there was still not enough evidence to recommend routine removal, but allowed free replacement for some women who received the implants under the National Health Service.
This NYTimes article highlights on the latest conflicting messages being sent to women in Europe and abroad about #silicone #breast #implants at the heart of the PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) scandal. How the company, which used industrial grade silicone for use in implants, escaped regulatory scrutiny is a developing story that raises many ‘red flags’. Sadly, recepients of the implants can find little solace in the retrospective investigation. Below are previously posted stories on this subject or at the following link: http://www.gfzambrano.tumblr.com/archive
U.K.: No cancer link from faulty #silicone #breast #implants from defunct #PIP manufacturer http://usat.ly/xGF0H7
Czechs say women should replace #PIP #silicone #breast #implants from defunct manufacturer following #recall http://reut.rs/wqwsmp
Consumer group questions FDA review of #silicone #breast #implant data presented by manufacturers to support their return to US market http://usat.ly/wxhG36
U.K. demands data on defunct manufacturers #silicone #breast #implant ruptures http://usat.ly/xall3o
United Kingdom/Great Britain to investigate French-made #silicone #breast #implants from defunct manufacturer http://usat.ly/ry39LK
#PIP #silicone #breast #implants sold to Dutch firm under new name raising more concerns http://reut.rs/slh2aB #Recalls