We have a webpage and blogs, we have a presence on Twitter and on Facebook. We are linked to victims groups & independent medical professionals globally.We are most active on our 'closed' Facebook group PIP Action Campaign where victims are able to discuss issues of concern amongst each other - AND its our campaigning HQ! If you have been affected by the PIP health fraud please request to join.
We also have a public Facebook PIP Action Campaign Page which is accessible to anyone with concerns about our care and treatment. You can join in on Facebook or check in for our regular updates here!
It all seems so long ago now...here's the 2012 Reuters Special Report on PIP.
"The factory was the headquarters of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), a leading international maker of breast implants founded by French entrepreneur Jean-Claude Mas. The inspectors found something odd: six discarded plastic containers of Silopren, a liquid silicone designed for industrial, not medical use, lined up along the outside wall of the production site.
A week later, gendarmes descended on the plant. Mas skipped out just ahead of them, eluding interrogation for nearly eight months, but his game was up. In the nearly two years since, the cheap silicone used in PIP’s fake breasts has continued to leach into women’s bodies. In France, 1,262 of the roughly 300,000 breast implants the company sold worldwide have split open in the past two years. PIP has been closed down, Mas has been arrested and put under investigation for alleged bodily harm, and French and European safety regulators have been thrust into an uncomfortable spotlight.
Mas, 72, a grocer’s son from the south of France, had no scientific training. Yet for the first decade of this century he was able to manufacture and sell faulty breast implants on international markets that he and some of his employees knew to be substandard, according to testimony given to French police and seen by Reuters.
The history of breast implants is littered with flawed devices, a colorful cast of intertwined players and billion-dollar lawsuits. Reuters reviewed hundreds of pages of police investigation transcripts and financial documents, and interviewed former PIP employees, the company’s suppliers, customers and health experts, to piece together this latest chapter in that history."
Today there was a long statement in the UK Parliament made by Jeremy Hunt the UK Minister for Health. Clearly his speech writer was referencing many of PIP Action Campaign's tweets on the issue of safety of medical devices, so BIG UP us! But he didnt even mention the letters PIP in the hour-long session. It's as if we dont exist. SO ...
We shall be launching a UK based campaign to highlight the weaknesses of the UK regulator, the MHRA, in an effort to bring real change to the UK's health & safety regulation system that has exposed us & many others to the prolonged & unnecessary suffering with FAKEscience, evil stereotyping & their vile misogyny of women, particularly with breast implants.
“Please dont ignore the women & children in the UK exposed to #PIPimplants. We have been vilified, victimised, abused, lied to, obstructed from appropriate diagnostics & treatment & we are still ignored. Please do not allow the misogyny & stereotyping continue @Jeremy_Hunt”
We insist the details of the audits conducted at PIP by TÜV Rheinland are made available to the French Supreme Court. How else can the courts decide if there was negligence? And an immediate injunction & punitive damages for TUV for its latest actions. TUV is hiding behind trade secrets clauses to evade accountability & liability! The law says if you were negligent you are liable and you pay up. We have seen some of the evidence of negligence, you can find details of TUV failed audits at PIP from the police files (in English and French) published yesterday on PIPsleak here: bit.ly/2Hqy9E7 We demand that TUV, a private company, is forced to FULLY DISCLOSE all the reports & audits, it relied on for clearing PIP for a CE mark for over a decade. ... See MoreSee Less