FDA panel approves one make of silicone breast implant in the USBMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.919-a (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:919
- Ray Moynihan
- Washington, DC
A panel of advisers to the US Food and Drug Administration last week unexpectedly recommended approving silicone breast implants made by Mentor Corporation, just one day after rejecting a similar product from a competing firm.
In a seven-two vote last Wednesday, the panel recommended approving silicone breast implants but attached nine conditions. The conditions included more rigorous monitoring of safety issues, including the effects on pregnant women; mandatory education for doctors and …