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Europe plans tighter controls on breast implants

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7289.754/a (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:754
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    Tighter controls on breast implant operations are being planned by the European Commission to protect the health and safety of patients.

    The initiative is being taken after a lengthy campaign by the Silicone Support UK group and the European parliament to persuade European and national authorities to enforce stricter standards on cosmetic surgery operations.

    Erkki Liikanen, the enterprise commissioner, told MEPs last week that he intends to use existing EU legislation on medical devices to …

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