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Breast Implants

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FDA Issues Strongest Possible Warning for All Breast Implants

In March 2019, dozens of women appeared before a U.S.  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel to give their accounts of how breast implants had caused them to suffer illness. Eighteen months later, on September 28, 2020, the FDA issued its strongest warning for all breast...

Allergan Begins Campaign to Track Breast Implant Patients to Warn of Cancer Risk

Allergan wants to track breast implants—and they have a really good reason.Responding to a request from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company, issued a recall of its BIOCELL breast implants and tissue expanders in the summer of 2019. Studies have linked...

Surgeon Sheds Light on Breast-Implant-Associated Lymphoma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sounded the alarm on July 6, 2019. The agency had received 573 medical device reports (MDRs) of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL).Although the FDA first identified a link between ALCL and breast implants in 2011, a lack...

FDA Recommends Black Box Warning on Breast Implants

This month, the FDA published recommendations that a “black box” warning be added to package labels for saline and silicone breast implants. At this point, the recommendations are in the form of “draft guidance” and are still subject to public review and comments before they are finalized. This is a significant...

What is Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (and What Does it Have to Do With Breast Implants)?

Non-Hodgkins lymphoma (NHL) has been in the news a great deal lately because of its link to the herbicide Roundup. Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare variant of the same disease that most often affects children and young adult males. However, in recent years, medical researchers have discovered links...