FDA warns more doctors of rare cancer with breast implants

U.S. health officials are telling doctors to be on the lookout for a rare cancer linked to breast implants.
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(CNN) — Many women have breast implants with no serious complications, but there have been cases where women suffer pain and fatigue, among other health problems. Now, the US Food and Drug Administration plans to hold a meeting to take a closer look at such cases and put breast implant safety under a microscope. The FDA will convene a meeting of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee’s General and Plastic Surgery Devices Panel on Monday and Tuesday to discuss and make recommendations relating to the risks and benefits of breast implants. The meeting, which will be open to the public, comes just days after the F...
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The Food and Drug Administration is taking another look at breast implants because of renewed safety concerns.
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The FDA today released warning letters it sent to Johnson &Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Mentor Worldwide and Sientra (NSDQ:SIEN) over failures to conduct appropriate post-approval studies to analyze the long-term safety and risks associated with their silicone gel-filled breast implants. The federal watchdog said that every manufacturer of approved silicone gel-filled breast implants is required to conduct post-approval studies of the devices to maintain appropriate data on the long-term safety and potential risks associated with the devices that premarket trials cannot foresee. In its letter to J&J’s ...
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A fourth-quarter earnings miss and the uncertainty around an upcoming FDA advisory panel meeting on breast implants sent Sientra (NSDQ:SIEN) shares down precipitously today. The Santa Barbara, Calif.-based medical aesthetics company’s losses widened 38.1% to -$24.6 million, or 86¢ per share, on sales growth of 71.9% to $19.0 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2018, compared with Q4 2017. Analysts on Wall Street were looking for losses of -68¢. Full-year losses were up 29.0% to -$82.6 million, or -$3.25 per share, on sales growth of 86.4% to $68.1 million compared with the prior year, Sientra said. ...
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The FDS has warned pharmaceutical companies in the past about their use of paid surrogates on social media sites like Instagram to promote their products (see:Pharmaceutical Companies Continue to Experiment with Social Media;FDA Issues Warning Letter to Drug Company about Use of Instagram;GlaxoSmithKline Mines Social Media for Information about Adverse Drug Events). This issue has recently returned to the news (see:The latest Instagram influencer frontier? Medical promotions. Big pharma is partnering with influencers to sell new drugs and medical devices). Below is an excerpt from the article. It's long and provides ma...
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AbstractMondor ’s disease is the eponym used to describe a self-limited phlebitis or thrombophlebitis of the superficial veins localized mainly on the thoracoabdominal area of the human body. Its clinical manifestation includes painful superficial cords causing skin retraction. This medical condition could be id iopathic, iatrogenic or a manifestation of underlying pathology such as breast cancer and seems to be more common than has been previously thought. The vast majority of the clinical studies and case reports to date focus on Mondor’s disease as a disorder which is more or less directly related to a previ...
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Health Canada is reopening its safety review of breast implants after more Canadian women were identified with symptoms of a rare cancer. The department has received reports of 22 confirmed cases and another 22 suspected cases of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
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Health Canada is re-opening its safety review of breast implants after more Canadian women were identified with symptoms of a rare cancer. The department has received reports of 22 confirmed cases and another 22 suspected cases of breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma.
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