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Cancer survivor, surgeon defend breast implants

...the United States: silicone breast implants. Nearly 10 years ago the Food...Ohio and Michigan with silicone breast implants were more than twice as likely...Mrs. Laitinen, the type of breast implants she says gave her widespread...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/03/tec_331329.shtml
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FDA to reconsider allowing silicone-gel breast implants in U.S.

...after most use of silicone-gel breast implants was banned amid fears they were...recipients are well aware that breast implants, just like pacemakers or metal...breast cancer, will I survive breast implants?" The 57-year-old from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/10/liv_395884.shtml
Life & style
FDA rejects bid to return silicone gel breast implants to market

...s bid to bring silicone gel breast implants back to the market, more than...FDA application seeking to sell breast implants. It's not clear whether Mentor's...message to women that silicone gel breast implants are not proven safe," said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/09/liv_400370.shtml
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Platinum concentrations high for women with breast implants

...platinum in women who got silicone breast implants and in the children they bore...than in women who didn't have breast implants, according to findings by S...Inamed's bid to reintroduce silicone breast implants. After safety concerns rose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/27/liv_426577.shtml
Life & style
Panel recommends one brand of saline breast implants stay on market

...Two brands of saline-filled breast implants should be allowed to stay on...women received saline-filled breast implants last year even though the FDA...use of silicone gel-filled breast implants except for a small number of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/03/03/tec_282483.shtml
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Debate still rages over silicone breast implants

When an independent scientific panel recently reported finding no strong evidence linking silicone breast implants to illness, manufacturers and many plastic surgeons took heart. After all, they have insisted all along that the implants pose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/17/ent_247666.shtml
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Implant recipients to go after manufacturers

...say they were hurt by silicone breast implants will shift the focus of their...service by inserting devices like breast implants or pacemakers. They did not...We have a lot of suits on breast implants and foreign objects like orthopedic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/06/13/met_230815.shtml
Metro
In the fight of their lives

...Martha Cosnahan received silicone breast implants after both her breasts were removed...and throughout her body. The breast implants were removed and a second pair...marker in women with silicone breast implants. Against that, Dr. Smith can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/07/10/ent_211118.shtml
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Voting period begins on breast implant settlement

...manufacturer of silicone used in breast implants have 60 days to decide whether...illnesses on Dow Corning silicone breast implants could get between $12,000...While Dow Corning still contends breast implants are safe, "in the end, both...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/16/bus_256292.shtml
Business
Dow Corning agrees to pay $3.2 billion to settle breast implant claims

...170,000 women with silicone breast implants. The settlement -- announced...years. Once the largest maker of breast implants, Dow Corning no longer makes...thousands of women who have silicone breast implants have claimed leaks have caused...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/09/bus_232874.shtml
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