Dr Suzanne Ludgate, MHRA
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Implants patients 'should not panic', says regulator

Women with silicone breast implants made by a French company should not have them removed, UK officials say.

French authorities will decide shortly whether women should have implants supplied by Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) removed, amid fears of health risks.

But the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) says none of the evidence into possible links with cancer supports removal.

Dr Susanne Ludgate, the medical director at the MHRA, explained.

  • 21 Dec 2011
  • From the section Health