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Companies in US pay up for silicone implants

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: (Published 26 February 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:555
  1. J Roberts

    More than 25 000 lawsuits have forced three makers of silicone breast implants in the US to pay over $3bn (pounds sterling 2bn) towards a legal settlement fund that eventually will reach $4.75bn (pounds sterling 3.17bn). Since 1962 more than a million women in the US have been given breast implants, but the surgical procedure was banned in 1992 by the Food and Drug Administration FDA) after many women reported health problems. Medical …

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