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FDA ramps up scrutiny of materials in medical devices

The FDA said today it has begun more closely scrutinizing the roles of certain materials associated with harm to patients who have breast implants, nitinol-containing devices, metal-on-metal hip implants and devices made from animal-derived substances.


FDA Panel: Too early to pull textured breast implants over cancer risk, need more data

A panel of experts convened by the FDA yesterday said that there’s not enough data to pull textured breast implants from the market over concerns that they may be linked to a type of immune system cancer, according to an AP News report.