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Founder of scandal-ridden, faulty breast implant company jailed on fraud charges

A French court on Tuesday convicted of fraud the ex-managers of a firm whose faulty breast implants sparked a global health scare and sentenced the company’s founder to four years in jail. The now-defunct firm, Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), was at the centre of worldwide concern two years ago after…

UK Parliament says breast implants response ‘inadequate’

The response of the government and regulators to a massive breast implant scandal which affected thousands of British women was slow and inadequate, a group of MPs said Wednesday. The House of Commons Health Committee noted that “urgent action” to gather evidence and warn women of the possible risks only came 21 months after surgeons were…

Head of French breast implant firm jailed

MARSEILLE — The founder of the French breast implant company at the heart of a global health scare was jailed after failing to pay his bail, a source said. Jean-Claude Mas, 72, was jailed at Marseille’s Baumette prison, the source said, requesting anonymity. His lawyer could not be contacted for…

French police arrest boss of breast implant company

French police arrested Jean-Claude Mas, the founder of the breast implant company PIP at the centre of an international health scare, police said Thursday. “Jean-Claude Mas was arrested at the home of his companion … and taken into custody,” said a police source, adding that officers had picked him up…

UK wants results of breast implant review this week

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain expects the results of a review of breast implant safety to come this week following a global health scare focused on products from a now defunct French company,Health Secretary Andrew Lansley said on Wednesday. The government is sticking to its advice that routine removal ofimplants from Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) is not…

French breast implant tycoon hits back as scandal grows

Holed up at his home in the south of France, the founder of troubled breast implant manufacturer PIP is fighting back against a growing international scandal over his allegedly faulty products. Between 300,000 and 400,000 women in 65 countries from Europe to Latin America have implants made with sub-standard silicone gel by…

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