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Canadian breast implant availability

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Canada's Ministry of Health and Welfare revokes silicone breast implant manufacturers' "notices of compliance," which technically allow firms to sell the implants in Canada. "Should manufacturers wish to market silicone [breast] implants [in Canada], they will have to undertake and fund clinical studies which will be strictly reviewed by [MHW] and an outside advisory committee," the Ministry states in a press release. The implants will be made available to patients on an individual basis "in exceptional circumstance[s]" following requests by physicians, MHW says. MHW requested a moratorium on use of the devices in January 1992 ("The Gray Sheet" April 27, I&W-3)....
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