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#Breast Implants

# breast-implants - Monday 23 January, 2017

Faulty breast implants lead to €60 million payout to 20,000 women

The implants were found to contain substandard silicone gel.

# breast-implants - Saturday 16 July, 2016

A Dublin breast-implant maker has raised millions - including from the owners of Barry's Tea

GC Aesthetics aims to become the largest supplier of the product outside the US.

# breast-implants - Friday 25 September, 2015

Hundreds of Irish women could have contaminated breast implants

This comes as a Brazilian manufacturer has had its certificate of conformity withdrawn.

# breast-implants - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Breast implants are the most searched-for plastic surgery in Ireland

But what else are we looking up?

# breast-implants - Monday 8 September, 2014

10,000 Irish women could be victims of faulty PIP implants: lawyers

Potential €150 million lawsuit against PIP certifier on behalf of local patients even if implants haven’t ruptured.

# breast-implants - Tuesday 10 December, 2013

Founder of French breast implant scandal firm jailed

Jean-Claude Mas of PIP will spend four years in prison, while a number of the firm’s ex-managers have been convicted of fraud.

# breast-implants - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Silicone in controversial PIP breast implants won't cause cancer says report

A European Commission report confirmed that no toxins are present in the implants, but that removal should be considered under certain circumstances.

# breast-implants - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

MEPs agree legislation to avoid repeat of PIP breast implant scandal

The proposed legislation seeks to improve transparency of information for patients and medical staff.

# breast-implants - Thursday 26 July, 2012

Harley Medical Group criticised by health committee

The plastic surgery clinic refused an invitation to attend a meeting of the committee on the PIP breast implant scandal.

# breast-implants - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

State to cover removal costs after clinic criticised over PIP breast implants

The Department of Health has said it does not believe the Harley Medical Group will fulfil its obligations in an acceptable manner and so care will be provided by the State.

# breast-implants - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The nine stories you need to know this morning, including: 1,000 more internships on JobBridge, the underwear bomber turns out to be a double agent, and all the details on the new social welfare ID card…

Chief Medical Officer urged to seek replacement of PIP implants

Solicitors working on behalf of some women affected by the defective PIP breast implants have called for the implants to be replaced, and not just removed.

# breast-implants - Friday 4 May, 2012

Implant removal cost will be met by clinics - Chief Medical Officer

Dr Tony Holohan told the Oireachtas yesterday that 138 PIP implants have ruptured as of mid-April.

# breast-implants - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Chief Medical Officer to update Health Committee on PIP implants response

Dr Tony Holohan will address an Oireachtas Committee today on the government’s response to the issue of industrial grade silicone being used in some breast augmentation surgeries in Ireland.

# breast-implants - Friday 30 March, 2012

State 'should pay to remove PIP implants'

Oireachtas Committee hears that around 1,550 women received the potentially faulty implants in Ireland.

# breast-implants - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Breast implants scare to be discussed at Leinster House

Irish Medicines Board to give latest news on status of PIP implants with which at least 1,500 Irish women were fitted.

# breast-implants - Thursday 15 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday’s evening round-up of all the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock….

Defective breast implants could have been used in Irish clinics before 2001

More patients could be affected on the back of this new information, said the Irish Medicines Board.

# breast-implants - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

New regulation for cosmetic surgery clinics on the way

James Reilly is working on legislation which will provide for mandatory licencing of health providers, including cosmetic surgeries.

# breast-implants - Friday 27 January, 2012

PIP breast implants boss released on bail

Jean-Claude Mas faces charges of causing bodily harm over the breast implant controversy affecting thousands of women.

# breast-implants - Thursday 26 January, 2012

Former head of breast implant company PIP arrested in France

PIP has been at the centre of an implant scandal over concerns their implants could burst.

# breast-implants - Monday 23 January, 2012

Surgeons call for ban on cosmetic surgery ads

The British surgeons are calling for a number of changes to take place to bring in tighter controls in the cosmetic surgery sector, following a recent breast implants scandal.

# breast-implants - Monday 16 January, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# breast-implants - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Medicines board critical of Irish plastic surgery clinic over breast implant scare

The IMB has revealed that the Harley Medical Group failed to communicate properly with their patients over the faulty PIP breast implants.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Including a hot air balloon crash, why French people are not visiting Ireland and will Anne Doyle be back on our screens soon?

# breast-implants - Friday 6 January, 2012

UK: No evidence for routine removal of breast implants

There are fears over the safety of implants made by French company PIP. The British government says there’s no evidence to say implants should be removed – but will pay for removal for anyone who wants it.

# breast-implants - Saturday 24 December, 2011

Interpol issues arrest warrant for breast implant scare boss

Frenchman Jean Claude Mas is wanted in Costa Rica for “life and health” offences.

# breast-implants - Friday 23 December, 2011

France offers to pay for 30,000 breast implant removals

The French government said the implants should be removed over safety fears – but the Irish Medicines Board has said there is no evidence of risk.

French health authorities recommend removal of PIP breast implants

The French health minister said the decision was a matter of precaution and the removal is not an urgent issue.

# breast-implants - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Concern that Irish women could be affected by faulty breast implants

The Irish Medicines Board and the Irish Association of Plastic Surgeons has played down cancer fears but urged any concerned patients who have received the implants to consult their surgeon.

Thousands advised to remove breast implants over leaking concerns

Tens of thousands of women in Britain and France with low-grade silicon implants have been advised to have them removed over concerns they could leak.

# breast-implants - Sunday 29 August, 2010

Venezuelan politician raffles breast implants

One politician’s unusual campaign strategy.