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Focus (The FDA and The Dangers of Breast Implants) #580415

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 27, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Washington: Henry Champ) Issue of what and when the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) knew about the cancer dangers from polyurethane-covered breast implants examined; details given of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) documents from the 1960s and 1970s that seem to back charges against FDA (Food and Drug Administration) from Representative Ted Weiss. [WEISS - comments on safety issue.] Response of FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and product manufacturer quoted. [Expert Dr. Pierre BLAIS, patients Louise DORMAN, Janie CRUISE - comment on the dangers.] Slowness of FDA's reaction and issue of birth defects in children of implant patients discussed.

Champ, Henry;
Utley, Garrick

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