FDA Approval Of Silicone Implants Example Of Apparent 'Approve Now, Test Later' Policy, Opinion Piece Says

Sat, 06 Jan 2007 08:00 AM EST

... Although FDA's approval in November 2006 of silicone breast implants means "big money for easy surgery" for U.S. plastic surgeons, "women will become the experimental lab rats for these implants," Dallas-based surgeon Edward Melmed writes in a Los Angeles Times opinion piece (Melmed, Los Angeles Times, 1/3). FDA approved the use of silicone breast implants manufactured by Santa Barbara, Calif. [click link for full article] ...