Tuesday 16 September 2014
 
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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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France ‘criminal’ in advising implant removal

The founder of a French company at the heart of an international health scandal acknowledged on Wednesday that he had used unapproved silicone in breast implants, but said France's recommendation for women to have them removed was "criminal".

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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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French breast implant fears spread

Fears over the safety of silicone breast implants made by a now defunct French firm spread to Australia, South America and across Europe. French officials, meanwhile, prepared to decide if thousands of women should have their implants surg

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UK officials see no breast implant cancer link

Women with breast implants made by a now defunct French company have no reason to have them removed but should seek medical advice if they believe they have ruptured, British health officials said. French officials have said they will deci

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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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