The FDA Is Holding a Breast Implant Safety Hearing Next Week-Here's What to Know




  • In Science
  • 2019-03-22 21:09:31Z
  • By NewBeauty
 

Following hundreds of reports linking certain breast implants to chronic illness, cancer and even death, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) will hold hearings on Monday and Tuesday to discuss their safety.

One topic on the agenda is the link between breast implants and a rare type of lymphoma called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or BIA-ALCL. As of press time, there are 457 women in the U.S. diagnosed with the specific cancer; globally, 17 have died. Similar to the FDA's initial hearings in the 1990s, another item on the docket will be the link between silicone gel implants and "systemic systems," or autoimmune disorders and debilitating symptoms (fatigue, muscle pain, cognitive difficulty and weakness, among others).

According to the FDA's notice, additional items to be discussed include the use of registries for breast implant surveillance, magnetic resonance imaging screening for silent rupture of silicone gel filled breast implants, the use of surgical mesh in breast procedures such as breast reconstruction and mastopexy, the use of real-world data and patient perspectives in regulatory decision making, and best practices for informed consent discussions between patients and clinicians.

Check back to NewBeauty.com as we update the post following the hearing.


COMMENTS

More Related News

How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules
How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push, with officials preparing to get rid of the decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies.

9 Things You Think Could Be Arthritis-But Aren't
9 Things You Think Could Be Arthritis-But Aren't

Your joints are achy, stiff, and swollen. Run-of-the-mill arthritis might be to blame. But so could these other lookalike conditions.

Problems That Get in the Way of Healthy Eating
Problems That Get in the Way of Healthy Eating

Don't Let These Problems Get in the Way of Healthy Eating Healthy eating can be difficult for anyone, but it's particularly challenging as we get older. The diet of the average American older th...

Should You Stop Taking That Medication?
Should You Stop Taking That Medication?

M ore than one-third of Americans older than 55 regularly take five or more prescription medications, and 9 percent take 10 or more drugs, according to a 2017 Consumer Reports national survey. So...

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: Science

facebook
Hit "Like"
Don't miss any important news
Thanks, you don't need to show me this anymore.