Breast implants

FDA warns Allergan over breast implant studies
Sasha Chavkin · May 19, 2020

US health authorities have issued a warning letter to leading global manufacturer, Allergan, for failing to properly carry post-market safety studies.

Readers from 50 countries share medical implant stories
Amy Wilson-Chapman and Agustin Armendariz · November 16, 2019

ICIJ received more than 3,500 responses from people affected by the medical device industry in 50 countries, bringing to life the personal cost of implants that fail.

FDA recommends tough warnings for breast implants
Sasha Chavkin · October 23, 2019

U.S. health authorities have recommended that breast implant manufacturers provide stronger patient safety warnings.

Allergan recalls textured breast implants globally
Sasha Chavkin · July 24, 2019

Allergan will recall its Biocell textured breast implants worldwide due to their association with a rare cancer of the immune system.

Australia set to join nations banning textured breast implants over cancer links
Sasha Chavkin · July 11, 2019

Australian authorities have proposed to ban or suspend 25 models of breast implants due to their association with elevated risks of a rare cancer.

Canada joins textured breast implants ban over cancer links
Douglas Dalby · May 29, 2019

Canada has become the latest country to halt the sale of textured breast implants linked to an increased risk of rare cancer.

Patients ‘Discouraged’ As US Announces It Won’t Ban Cancer-Linked Breast Implants
Sasha Chavkin · May 2, 2019

The United States decided not to ban a breast implant that has been linked to an increased risk of cancer and is being removed from the market in France, Canada and other countries.

The 30-year Fight For Breast Implant Safety
Scilla Alecci · April 8, 2019

Sybil Goldrich and Jamee Cook both suffered after getting breast implants, Sybil in 1983 and Jamee in 1998. Together, they are fighting regulators to get more information to people considering getting breast implants.

Canada Halts Sales of Cancer-Linked Breast Implants, as Global Scrutiny Grows
Sasha Chavkin · April 4, 2019

A growing wave of regulators are reconsidering the safety of textured breast implants that have been associated with a higher risk of cancer.

France Bans Breast Implants Linked to Heightened Cancer Risk
Sasha Chavkin · April 3, 2019

French health authorities have informed manufacturers of a sweeping and historic ban on two categories of breast implants.