AUSTRALIAN women with suspect PIP breast implants can have them removed under Medicare-rebated surgery on “psychological” grounds alone, the federal government now says.
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MEDICARE funding for MRI scans for women with PIP (Poly Implant Prothèse) breast implants will not be extended beyond next month, the TGA has confirmed.
AUSTRALIAN women are paying with their health as the TGA fails in its job of regulating medical devices, independent senator Nick Xenophon says.
THE Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is to be hauled before the Senate again, this time over its actions concerning the controversial Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) breast implants.
FRENCH police have arrested the founder of the PIP breast implant company, which sparked a global health scare by using substandard silicone in its implants distributed internationally.
The TGA’s decision not to routinely remove PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) breast implants in patients without rupture has been questioned further as yet more countries, including Iceland and the Netherlands, back the removal of PIP implants after conflicting reports about the product's safety.
CONTROVERSY continues to reign over the TGA’s decision not to routinely remove PIP (Poly Implant Prothese) breast implants in patients without ruptured implants.
THE Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) says there is currently no evidence that Australian women who received silicone gel breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) filled with sub-standard silicone are at an increased risk of rupture. The statement was the outcome of an expert panel convened by the TGA on Wednesday in response to global panic over the safety of the implants. While women who have received the implants in other countries including France and Venezuela have been advised to have them routinely removed, the TGA says there is no immediate need for Australian ...
AUSTRALIAN women with silicone gel breast implants manufactured by French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) have been urged to join a national register and undergo tests for rupture as investigations into a possible cancer link continue.
AT LEAST four Australian women may have developed a rare cancer as a result of having breast implants, a US government review shows. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday announced a possible link between anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) and saline- or silicone-filled breast implants. Data from its review suggests patients with breast implants may have a very small but significant risk of ALCL in the scar capsule next to the implant. The FDA review, which included scientific literature from the past 13 years, found 34 unique cases of ALCL in women who had ...