Jean-Claude Mas, the Frenchman who set off a global health scare by selling substandard breast implants, has been jailed for not paying his bail, a judicial source said on Wednesday.
Mas had been released fro
As early as 2000, US health authorities raised concerns about the French breast implant maker at the heart of a scandal affecting hundreds of thousands of women worldwide. That was almost ten years before the company came under scrutiny from Europ
Potentially dangerous breast implants made by a now-defunct French company were sold to about 1,000 Dutch women under a different name, a Dutch health official said.
This revelation broadens a scandal that could affect some 300,000 women w
France will offer surgery to remove the breast implants of up to 30,000 women if a study due out this week finds that the silicone they are made from could cause cancer, the health minister said on Tuesday.
Women with silicone or saline breast implants may face a small increase in risk for a rare immune-system cancer near their implants, US regulators said.
Officials need more data to tell if the implants caused the cancer and are asking doct