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Europe set to tighten breast implant rules

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 24 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1207
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    The European Commission is proposing tighter controls on the safety of breast implants.

    Its move comes in response to a lengthy campaign by women's groups and as part of an initiative to improve quality of service, information provision, and post-surgical follow up. The commission is recommending that governments of European Union states introduce legislation that would require anyone performing implant surgery to provide comprehensive information to the patient beforehand. This would be accompanied by independent advice, probably …

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