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Medicine: Silicone Breast Implants #583441

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 06, 1992
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Robert Hager) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) warning that doctors should discontinue using silicone breast implants due to the health risks they pose featured; scenes shown of surgery, implants. [FDA commissioner Dr. David KESSLER - makes warning about implants.] Problems with silicone implants listed; memos from implant manufacturer Dow Corning quoted; FDA (Food and Drug Administration) voluntary ban on use of silicone implants noted. [Society of Plastic Surgeons Dr. Norman COLE - expresses cooperation and need to see the data.] Government recommendation to women who already have silicone implants noted. [Cornell Medical College Dr. Randolph GUTHRIE - talks about alternative of saline-filled implants.]

Reporter(s):
Brokaw, Tom;
Hager, Robert
Duration:
00:03:00

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