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