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Health department misled women over breast implant risks, groups claim

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7289.756/d (Published 31 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:756
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Campaigning groups concerned about the safety of breast implants have strongly criticised the UK Department of Health for the way it has handled the issue.

    Many women have been misled about the risks associated with breast enlargement surgery because of information issued by the government, said some of the groups giving evidence to the House of Commons select committee on health last week.

    The committee was collecting evidence on the government's response to concerns over the safety of breast implants for a report to …

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