• TGA: PIP Implants in Australia not Likely to Rupture

    The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) today released statements indicating that, "there is no evidence of an increased rupture rate for PIP [Poly Implant Prothese] silicone gel breast implants used in Australia." TGA indicated that they have received 37 reports of PIP implant ruptures (.4%), which is in line with the expected rupture rate of all implants (1% per year). Approximately 8,900 Australian women have the implants. TGA had already recalle...