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FDA Considers Lifting Breast Implant Ban

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FDA Considers Lifting Breast Implant Ban

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FDA Considers Lifting Breast Implant Ban

FDA Considers Lifting Breast Implant Ban

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The Food and Drug Administration holds harings next week on whether to allow Inamed Corp. to sell silicone breast implants. The FDA banned the implants more than 10 years ago after complaints of health complications. Inamed says its implants are safe and effective, but some women's groups argue there has not been enough research to justify a return of silicone to the market. NPR's Debbie Elliott reports.