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French implant boss misses bail payments, jailed

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

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FDA warned PIP on breast implants in 2000

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

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PIP implants sold to Dutch firm under new name

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

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France to offer surgery if breast implants a risk

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.      E

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Breast implants may be linked to rare cancer

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

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