1. Congressional Report on FDA's Regulation of Breast Implants 1992 Congressional Report on FDA's Regulation of Silicone Breast Implants explains why breast implants were sold to a million
women without having to prove they were safe and describes the early research by Mentor and Inamed.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/what_know_3-FDA1992.html - 181KB - 27 Nov 2006
2. Complications of Saline Breast Implans: What You Should Know Before You Decide on Augmentation The National Center for Policy Research fact sheets are based on the FDA's analyses of data collected by Mentor and McGhan
on their saline breast implants.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/recon/ibrief-aug042003.html - 26KB - 13 Feb 2008
3. Testimony of Cynthia Pearson on Saline Breast Implants, July 2002 Testimony of Cynthia Pearson, Executive Director National Women's Health Network At the FDA Advisory Committee Meeting on
Saline Breast Implants.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/what_know/bi070902cp.html - 17KB - 23 Jul 2004
4. Are FDA Approved Saline Breast Implants Safe? Safety questions about saline breast implants that are approved by the FDA.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/augment/fda62000.html - 16KB - 04 Nov 2004
5. 5-Year Studies of Saline Breast Implants 5-year studies of saline breast implants for breast augmentation and breast reconstruction patients
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/what_know/bi092002.html - 17KB - 15 Jul 2004
6. 2002 FDA Testimony of Dr. Diana Zuckerman about Saline Breast Implants 2002 FDA testimony of Dr. Diana Zuckerman about saline breast implants made by Inamed and Mentor.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/what_know/bi070902.html - 18KB - 26 Jul 2004
7. Risks and Benefits of Breast Reconstruction with Implants Research information for any woman considering breast reconstruction with silicone gel or saline breast implants.
http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/recon/implantfacts.html - 50KB - 30 Jan 2007
8. Health Risks of Breast Augmentation with Breast Implants Research information for any woman considering breast augmentation with silicone gel or saline breast implants.
http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/augment/implantfacts.html - 51KB - 30 Jan 2007
9. Unnecessary Mastectomies: Are Breast Cancer Patients Given Accurate Information About their... The National Center for Policy Research fact sheets are based on the FDA's analyses of data collected by Mentor and McGhan
on their saline breast implants.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/recon/mast102000.html - 16KB - 08 Feb 2008
10. Complications of Saline Breast Implants: What You Should Know Before You Decide on... What you should know about the risks of getting breast reconstruction with saline breast implants and common problems or
complications with breast implants.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/recon/ibrief-rec042003.html - 25KB - 13 Feb 2008
11. Common Breast Augmentation Problems with Saline Breast Implants What you should know about the risks of getting breast augmentation with saline breast implants and common problems or complications
with breast implants.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/augment/ibrief-aug042003.html - 26KB - 13 Feb 2008
12. The Role of FDA on Breast Implants - Watchdog or Grandma? FDA endangered women when they approved Mentor and McGhan saline breast implants in 2000, despite very high complication
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/archives/fda52000.html - 19KB - 19 Jul 2004
13. The Breast Cancer Information Gap Article in RN Magazine about breast cancer patients need accurate information about the risks of breast reconstruction with
silicone gel or saline breast implants.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/recon/reconRN.html - 27KB - 21 Jul 2004
14. Wanda Shatley's FDA Testimony About Leaking Silicone Gel Breast Implants Wanda Shatley from North Carolina testifies to FDA about her health problems and expenses from leaking silicone gel breast
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/per_stories/wandas.html - 16KB - 26 Jul 2004
15. Kathy Nye's FDA Testimony About Silicone Gel Breast Implants Kathy Nye testifies about her serious health problems from silicone gel breast implants at FDA Advisory Panel meeting in
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/per_stories/kathyn.html - 17KB - 26 Jul 2004
16. Women Can't Count on the FDA A nonprofit research-based organization that encourages policies to improve the lives of women and families, by providing
information to the public, media, and policymakers.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/archives/fda62000.html - 18KB - 30 Oct 2003
17. The Need to Improve Informed Consent for Breast Cancer Patients Article from Journal of the American Medical Women's Association on The Need to Improve Informed Consent for Breast Cancer
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/recon/infmconsent.html - 53KB - 08 Feb 2008
18. Breast Implants for Reconstruction Patients This analysis of research on the complication rates of breast implants for women who underwent reconstruction after mastectomy
was published in Archives of Surgery in 2006 and shows that the complications are very high and that MRIs are needed to accurately
determine rupture of silicone gel breast implants.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/news/recon-bi-mast.html - 20KB - 12 Oct 2006
19. Breast Cancer Research and Patient Education Haven't Gone Far Enough Detroit Free Press article by Diana Zuckerman about the lack of information for breast cancer patients.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/archives/dfp1299.html - 19KB - 19 Jul 2004
20. Personal Stories of Women with Breast Implants Personal stories of celebrities and other women who had breast implants for augmentation or reconstruction.
http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/per_stories.html - 18KB - 21 Feb 2008
21. Information About the FDA and Breast Implants A detailed history of the FDA's regulation of silicone gel implants and saline breast implants.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/what_know_3.html - 28KB - 21 Nov 2006
22. November 2003: FDA Panel Chair Rejects Silicone Implants Press release describing FDA Advisory Panel chair’s statement that silicone gel breast implants are not proven safe
and should not be approved.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/news/PMApresskit.html - 12KB - 23 Jun 2004
23. What You Need to Know Before You Get Breast Implants Research information about saline and silicone gel breast implants to help women make an informed decision about breast augmentation
or breast reconstruction after cancer.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/what_know/before_you_get.html - 24KB - 24 Jun 2008
24. Calling for Informed Consent on Silicone Gel Implants Point of View article in MAMM: Women, Cancer, and Community about the risks of silicone breast implants for mastectomy reconstruction
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/news/siliconegel.html - 19KB - 25 Jun 2004
25. Anne Stansell's FDA Testimony About Silicone Gel Breast Implants Testimony of Anne Stansell of New Mexico, a breast cancer survivor who had leaking silicone gel breast implants from reconstruction
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/per_stories/annes.html - 16KB - 26 Jul 2004
26. Shirl's FDA Testimony About Saline Breast Implants, March 2000 Shirl from Florida tells FDA how augmentation with saline breast implants made her sick and removal made her better.
http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/per_stories/shirl.html - 16KB - 26 Jul 2004
27. FDA Rose's Testimony About Leaking Silicone Gel Breast Implants Rose tells FDA how augmentation with silicone gel breast implants made her so sick she is on Social Security Disability.
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/per_stories/roser.html - 18KB - 26 Jul 2004
28. Patty Faussett's FDA Testimony on Saline Breast Implants in March 2000 Patty Faussett testifies before FDA about augmentation with saline breast implants causing autoimmune disease.
http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/per_stories/pattyf.html - 20KB - 26 Jul 2004
29. Breast Implants: A Research and Regulatory Summary A summary of the FDA regulation of silicone and saline breast implants and research findings on complications and health
URL: http://www.breastimplantinfo.org/news/bi-res-reg-sum.html - 69KB - 29 Jul 2006