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Posted 09 March 2012 | By Alexander Gaffney, RAC
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sientra, Inc.'s breast implant product on 9 March, making Sientra the third approved marketer for breast implant products in the US.
The approval comes amidst a world-wide scandal about breast augmentation products manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), which has been under fire for manufacturing implants using industrial grade silicone. PIP's products have also been the subject of concerns of abnormally high rupture rates.
FDA noted that, "[a]s a condition of approval, Sientra is required to conduct post-approval studies that will assess long-term safety and effectiveness outcomes as well as the risks of rare disease outcomes."
In addition to other post-approval conditions, Sientra will:
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