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Testimony Before the FDA’s General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel Regarding Breast Implants

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In testimony before the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee, Public Citizen highlighted the serious health problems linked to breast implants and the inadequate regulation of these and other permanently implanted medical devices over the past several decades. The history of breast implants reminds us why much more extensive mandatory pre-approval testing of permanently implanted devices, like breast implants, is necessary; otherwise, patients are serving as unwitting guinea pigs.

See Public Citizen’s other work on breast implants.