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FDA Reconsiders Restrictions on Silicone Breast Implants

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FDA Reconsiders Restrictions on Silicone Breast Implants

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FDA Reconsiders Restrictions on Silicone Breast Implants

FDA Reconsiders Restrictions on Silicone Breast Implants

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The Food and Drug Administration begins three-day public hearings on the safety of silicone breast implants. At issue are the health risks associated with the implants and whether tight restrictions on their use — imposed in 1992 — should be loosened.

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