Dutch Regulatory Authority Echoes Warning on Faulty Breast Implant Products
Posted 19 March 2012 | By
The Dutch Health Ministry is warning thousands of women about the risks associated with breast implant products manufactured by French firm Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) after becoming concerned about their potential to rupture, reports Reuters.
The implants were reportedly made with industrial-grade silicone and may be rupturing at an abnormally high rate. In light of the potential risks, the Dutch Health Ministry is asking women to consider having the implants removed or replaced.
The move echoes concern across the globe regarding the products, including France, Britain and Australia, all of which have recommended increased vigilance and surveillance measures.
The Netherlands does not have a breast implant registry, which may complicate efforts by its regulatory authority to assess exactly how many women are affected by PIP's products.
Reuters - Dutch extend warning on French breast implants