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Medicine: Silicone Breast Implants / FDA #137808

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 06, 1992
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Introduction bypassed. (Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bettina Gregory) Call by FDA (Food and Drug Administration) for a moratorium to further assess the medical dangers of silicone breast implants featured; details given of safety issues raised during lawsuit filed against the manufacturer, Dow Corning by a woman whose implants leaked. [Mariann HOPKINS - describes her medical symptoms.] [FDA commissioner Dr. David KESSLER - comments on moratorium.] [American Society of Plastic Surgeons Dr. Norman COLE - calls for the FDA's data.] [Dow Corning Corporation Robert RYLEE - responds to FDA (Food and Drug Administration) decision.] Representative Ted Weiss recalled writing the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) about Dow Corning's research. [Public Citizen director Dr. Sidney WOLFE - says FDA (Food and Drug Administration) should have recalled implants.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Boston: Tim Johnson) Advice for women with, or about to have, breast implants and the need for long-term research data discussed.

Gregory, Bettina;
Jennings, Peter;
Johnson, Tim

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