U.S. Experts Revisit Breast Implant Safety

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Women who claim they’ve been harmed by breast implants demand the FDA take new steps to protect consumers. Recommendations include more long-term research, bans or restrictions on certain products, and requiring a standardized risk disclosure.

Dozens of patients attended a meeting at FDA’s headquarters wearing colored ribbons to symbolize two types of illnesses that are claimed to be linked to implants:

  • black and white: “breast implant illness”
  • pink and green: lymphoma

The FDA said it would investigate further.

Image Source: UT Southwestern Medical Center

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U.S. Experts Revisit Breast Implant Safety

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