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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…

Prosecutor demands jail time for executive who knowingly sold dangerous breast implants

A French prosecutor on Tuesday called for the founder of a firm whose faulty breast implants sparked a global health scare to be given a four-year prison sentence on fraud charges. In closing arguments at the trial in Marseille, prosecutor Jacques Dallest also called for PIP founder Jean-Claude Mas to…

French executives on trial over faulty breast implants

France launched one its biggest-ever trials on Wednesday as five managers from company PIP faced charges of selling faulty breast implants that sparked a global health scare. More than 5,000 women registered as plaintiffs in the case, which sees the defendants including PIP founder Jean-Claude Mas charged with aggravated fraud…

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…

Five women in Belgium have had PIP implants removed

Five women in Belgium have had potentially faulty breast implantsmade by French firm PIP removed since the beginning of December, the country’s health watchdog said Saturday. The Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AFMPS) had received the information because a royal decree obliged health professionals to keep it informed of such matters, spokeswomanAnn Eeckhout told AFP. To…

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