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EU Commission's SCENIHR casts fresh eye over PIP implant safety, MoM hips

This article was originally published in Clinica

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SCENIHR, the European Commission’s scientific committee that assesses emerging and newly identified health risks, is to give a second opinion in June on the safety of the controversial PIP silicone gel breast implants. The devices, which were filled with industrial-grade silicone and sold worldwide, became the centre of a public health storm at end of 2011 and threw the medtech industry - and the revision on the medical device directives - into turbulent waters last year.

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