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# Breast Implants

All time
# compensation
Faulty breast implants lead to €60 million payout to 20,000 women
The implants were found to contain substandard silicone gel.
# storm in a D-cup
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.
# warning
Hundreds of Irish women could have contaminated breast implants
This comes as a Brazilian manufacturer has had its certificate of conformity withdrawn.
# Under the knife
Breast implants are the most searched-for plastic surgery in Ireland
But what else are we looking up?
# pip scandal
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.
# pip scandal
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.
# European Commission
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.
# implants
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.
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
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
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.
# Health
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
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.
State 'should pay to remove PIP implants'
Oireachtas Committee hears that around 1,550 women received the potentially faulty implants in Ireland.
# Health
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.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Thursday’s evening round-up of all the day’s main news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.
# Breast Implants
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.
# Cosmetic Surgery
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
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
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.
# Cosmetic Surgery
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
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.
# implants
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.
# Wanted
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
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.
# implants
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
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.
# implants
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.
# Campaign Promises
Venezuelan politician raffles breast implants
One politician’s unusual campaign strategy.