Thursday, 11 October 2012

Dramatic rise in PIP breast implant ruptures in Australia

According to a report 

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  • October 11, 2012 12:00AM

  • Huge rise in PIP breast implants rupturing in Aussie women
  • The numbers: More than 6000 Aussie women have PIP implants
  • "Systemic failure": Senator says ... medicines watchdog had PIP crisis

  • “THE number of breast implants rupturing has soared this year, fuelling urgent calls for a national register for women to log their surgeries.A staggering 429 breast implants produced by French company PIP, have ruptured between January and September this year, according to new figures from the medicines watchdog, the Therapeutic Goods Administration TGA.This number rose from just 37 recorded at the start of the year.In January, the TGA said it would not call for the more than 6000 Aussie women who have PIP implants to have them removed, despite the French Government recommending all French women have them taken out.At the time the TGA said they had received only 37 indications of rupture and this was “well within the expected rupture rate for silicone breast implants.”But independent Senator Nick Xenophon said the alarming new figures were proof the Government must take action.”

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