Manufacturers will no longer be allowed to conceal serious injuries and other malfunctions associated with implants and other medical products, from breast implants to surgical staplers from public view.
Europe has been urged to extend the grandfathering period for medical devices to avert the threat to patients.
Canada has become the latest country to halt the sale of textured breast implants linked to an increased risk of rare cancer,…
Fresh recall and alert records from seven new countries and one territory have been added to the International Medical Devices Database.
The United States has banned the use of vaginal mesh for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced.
Australia’s regulator has pledged to fast-track safety reforms and improve transparency, but critics have said their plan lacks substance and detail.
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.
A growing wave of regulators are reconsidering the safety of textured breast implants that have been associated with a higher risk of cancer.
French health authorities have informed manufacturers of a sweeping and historic ban on two categories of breast implants.
Italy will launch registries for breast implants and orthopedic devices after the Implant Files exposed flaws in the country’s regulatory system.