News and Research on Breast Implants
In the News
Former Playmate of the Year on Removing Breast Implants AZ Family, May 4, 2017
What If Ryan Gets His Wish and Trumpcare Becomes Law
MedPage Today, March 14, 2017
Trump’s FDA Nominee Spurs Concerns About Drug Approvals, Off-Label Promotion
Bloomberg BNA: March 14, 2017
Can having breast implants lead to suicide? 7 On Your Side investigates
ABC7, February 9, 2017
After years of criticism, FDA tries to step up oversight of medical devices
ConsumerAffairs, October 27, 2016
Feds to crack down on those who fail to report clinical trials
Politico Pro, September 16, 2016
Crystal Hefner Shares the Health Problems that Breast Implants Can Pose
Forbes, July 24, 2016
Crystal Hefner Removes Breast Implants, Says They ‘Slowly Poisoned’ Her
The Huffington Post Canada, July 21, 2016
11 Ways Your Breasts Can Change in Your 20s & 30s
Bustle, July 5, 2016
Stephanie March Opens Up About Breast Augmentation Health Scare
ABC News, June 30, 2016
Janice Dickinson Regrets Getting Breast Implants, Believes It Affected Cancer Diagnosis
Medical Daily, May 21, 2016
Why we shouldn’t trade a weakened FDA for more medical research funds
STAT, May 17, 2016.
Experts Decry Tying Medical Research Funds to FDA Standards Changes
Wall Street Journal, May 12, 2016.
Breast Implants, Self-Esteem, Quality of Life, and the Risk of Suicide
Women’s Health Issues, April 2016.
Device recalls surge in recent years, prompting question: Why?
General Surgery News, April 12, 2016.
FDA to shift clinical evidence for medical devices toward postmarket
Medical Design Technology, April 4, 2016.
Possible drug risks buried in delayed FDA ‘Watch Lists’
Medscape Medical News, March 29, 2016.
Senate approves FDA’s ‘breakthrough pathway’ for medical devices
Health Care Business, March 23, 2016.
Senate committee approves legislation to speed approval of medical devices
The Wall Street Journal, March 9, 2016.
FDA Aims To Speed Clinical Trials, Improve Device Safety Through Post-Market Evaluation, But Funding A Hurdle
Inside Health Policy, February 16, 2016.
FDA to Create Early Warning System for Medical Devices
Medscape, December 31, 2015.
Senate Counterpart to 21st Century Cures bill is struggling
Politico, October 25, 2015
Psst! Industry has taken over FDA
Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, September 17, 2015
21st Century Cures drug bill triggers a DC dust-up over relaxed development regs
Fierce Biotech, July 10, 2015
House overwhelmingly passes 21st Century Cures Act
Modern Health Care, July 10, 2015
House overwhelmingly passes bill to speed FDA drug approvals
The Washington Post, July 10, 2015
Will the 21st Century Cures Bill Lower Standards for Some Drug Approvals?
Wall Street Journal, May 29, 2015
Bill to Speed Approvals for Drugs Is Cut Back
New York Times, April 30, 2015
What Do Stakeholders Think Of FDA’s Latest Effort To Get Patients Timelier Access To Devices?
Bloomberg BNA, April 10, 2015
Breast Implants In France To Carry Cancer Warning: Researchers Find A ‘Clearly Established Link’
Medical Daily, March 18, 2015
FDA knew of design flaw in scope linked to UCLA superbug
LA Times, February 19, 2015
Candidate to Lead FDA Has Close Ties to Big Pharma
Time, February 19, 2015
Keep the Medical Device Tax
The New York Times, February 13, 2015
Angelina Jolie’s Decision
Huffington Post, May 16, 2013
The rising trend of breast implants in America
BBC, April 3, 2013
Women’s health advocates question FDA about missing safety data on silicone breast implants
Associated Press, January 5, 2012.
Consumer group questions review of breast implants
USAToday, January 5, 2012.
Insight: Breast implant scandal shows regulators in dark on risk
Reuters, December 29, 2011.
FDA Breast Implant Safety Studies Will Continue
WebMD, August 31, 2011.
FDA Affirms Safety of Breast Implants
New York Times, August 31, 2011.
FDA concludes silicone breast implants mostly safe
Associated Press, June 22, 2011.
New silicone breast implants appear to be safe, FDA says
Washington Post, June 22, 2011.
25 Reasons Not to Get Breast Implants
Huffington Post, February 1, 2011.
FDA explores possible link between breast implants, cancer
Los Angeles Times, January 26, 2011.
FDA review indicates possible association between breast implants and a rare cancer
Food & Drug Administration, January 26, 2011.
Breast implants, plastic surgery, and Hollywood
Fem 2.0 Episode 26, June 22, 2010.
In F.D.A. Files, Claims of Rush to Approve Devices
New York Times, January 13, 2009.
Plastic Surgery for Teens
Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2009.
The Price of Beauty: Some Hidden Choices in Breast Reconstruction
New York Times, December 23, 2008
Articles in Medical Journals
Letter to the Editor: Next steps for breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma
Published in the Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, June 16, 2014
Reasonably Safe? Breast Implants and Informed Consent
Published in Reproductive Health Matters, May 2010
Teenagers and Cosmetic Surgery: Focus on Breast Augmentation and Liposuction
Published in Journal of Adolescent Health, October 2008
Reconstructive Breast Implantation After Mastectomy
Published in Archives of Surgery, July 2006
Breast Implant Information and Policy
Silicone: Now a solid ‘maybe’
Congressional Testimony, June 12, 2007
Statement of Diana Zuckerman Regarding FDA Legislation Before the Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce
FDA & Breast Implants
Summary of the Safety and Benefits of Mentor Silicone Breast Implants
Canadian Parliament Review of Breast Implants
Invited Testimony of Diana Zuckerman, PhD, Before the Standing Committee on Health, Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, June 8, 2006
June 19, 2014
Breast implants as therapy? Not so much.
April 11, 2013
Perfecting Bodies Through Chemistry?
February 22, 2013