The MHRA and the DoH are failing in their duties and responsibilities say campaigners. There must be a reason they are ignoring the evidence:
British victims of the PIP Implant fraud write to Britain’s Health Minister today following international concerns raised by health authorities and safety regulator in Sweden.
“Doctors in Sweden yesterday said PIP breast implants are dangerous and must be removed.”
“The Swedish Medical Products Agency (Läkemedelsverket) and the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) issued a statement on Tuesday asking clinics to contact women with the implants from French company PIP, or Poly Implant Prothèse, and to advise them that the implants should be removed.” Read More >>>
UK surgeons demand similar testing of removed devices
London – 5 June, 2013 – In the wake of Sweden’s announcement that, based on new evidence, all PIP implants in their country should be removed as a preventative measure, the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (www.baaps.org.uk) today reiterates its own call for similar analysis to take place in the UK as a matter of urgency. The BAAPS, the only organisation based at the Royal College of Surgeons exclusively dedicated to aesthetic (‘cosmetic’) surgery, and which represents the vast majority of NHS plastic surgeons in private practice, welcomes the findings as ‘finally’ addressing some of the previously unexplained symptoms witnessed in patients.
The new recommendations from the Swedish Medical Products Agency and the National Board of Health and Welfare are based on a “changed state of knowledge”, resulting from analysis of explanted products rather than off-the-shelf ones. Their document states: “The examination of a number of removed PIP implants with large ruptures shows that the silicone gel within the coating has changed its character”. Read More from BAAPS >>>
Daily Mail – 16 hours ago
Tests showed some of the French-made implants contain a type of silicone that irritates tissue, according to the Swedish Medical Products Agency. Last month, a Europe-wide consumer group warned the chemical may harm babies in the womb. A plastic …
The Local.se – Jun 4, 2013
Swedish authorities have recommended that the 4,000 women in Sweden with French PIP breast implants should have them removed as a preventative measure, after they were banned in 2010 due to health concerns and the risk of bursting. Two-year-old …