FDA Breast Implant Decisions Cleared By Senate Panel

Law360, New York (July 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- One year after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave two companies conditional approval to market silicone breast implants, a U.S. Senate panel has concluded after conducting an investigation into alleged improprieties that the agency’s decisions regarding the controversial product should not be reversed.

Chairman Michael B. Enzi of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee released the findings of an investigation late last week in a report titled “Pre-Market Approval Applications for Silicone Breast Implants.”

The probe was prompted after more than two dozen...
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