FDA: Breast Implant Safety Studies Will Continue, Web MD, August 31, 2011

Jane Akre
September 3, 2011

Web MD reports the current post-approval studies on silicone-gel implants will continue according to the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) even though among the original 100,000 women enrolled in the studies, researchers have lost track of up to 79% of the women. That was just three years into a 10-year study.

William Maisel, MD and chief scientist at the CDRH said the studies will continue despite the fact that the studies have lost the ability to find complications such as connective tissue disease they were intended to find.

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