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April 07, 2006

High Platinum Levels Found in Silicone Breast Implants

Researchers have found a new reason for possible concern about the safety of silicone gel breast implants: high and potentially hazardous levels of the metal platinum in some women who had silicone implants in their bodies for many years. (Washington Post)

September 22, 2005

Silicone Gel Breast Implants May Be Approved

The Food and Drug Administration told a second manufacturer yesterday that it can resume unrestricted sales of its controversial silicone-gel implants for breast enlargement and reconstruction if it meets certain unspecified conditions. (Washington Post)

July 31, 2005

Silicone Breast Implants Approved

Silicone gel-filled breast implants won conditional approval to return to the broad U.S. market after a 13-year ban. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the device maker must satisfy a number of conditions before it receives final approval to sell the implants. FDA officials said they were legally prohibited from making the conditions public. (Reuters)