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It’s not just women who are the losers following the latest TGA announcement. People with all types of medical devices need better regulatory protection. from www.shutterstock.com

The TGA’s proposed breast implant ban exposes a litany of failures, and fails to protect women

The proposed Australian ban of some types of breast implants is too little, too late. It also reveals regulatory failures that need to be fixed if Australian consumers are to be protected.
Fighting the laws of physics. Dklimke

Cosmetic surgery boom not a sign of economic health

The number of cosmetic surgery operations in the UK hit 50,000 a year for the first time in 2013. This is worrying given that the Keogh review into the industry following the PIP scandal, which saw thousands…
The class action against the implant manufacturer has fallen over and despite the TGA’s failings, victims can’t sue the regulator. Ilaria Gallo

Victims of faulty breast implants were let down by the TGA

The announcement this week by plaintiff law firm Tindall Gask Bentley that it was abandoning a class action against the Australian distributors of Poly Implant Prosthese (PIP) breast implants illustrates…
Despite previous breast implant scandals, Australia still fails to gather data on cosmetic procedures. AAP

PIP breast implant controversy shows we’ve learned nothing

The worldwide controversy around the safety of PIP (Poly Implant Prosthèse) breast implants has elicited different responses from governments, despite all of them seemingly acting on the same set of evidence…

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