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FDA Panel Votes to Keep Limits on Silicone Implants

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FDA Panel Votes to Keep Limits on Silicone Implants

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FDA Panel Votes to Keep Limits on Silicone Implants

FDA Panel Votes to Keep Limits on Silicone Implants

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A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee votes 5-4 not to widen sales of silicone breast implants manufactured by Inamed. Some studies show the implants increase risk of cognitive difficulties and fatigue. Use of the silicone implants has been tightly restricted since 1992. The panel considers a second manufacturer Wednesday.

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