Poly Implant Protheses

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Ex-Head of Faulty Breast Implant Maker Arrested

Poly Implant Prothese founder Jean-Claude Mas busted in France

(Newser) - Jean-Claude Mas, founder of the now-defunct French company accused of using industrial-grade silicone in tens of thousands of breast implants, was arrested early this morning at a home in southeast France. Mas was detained as part of a French investigation into manslaughter and involuntary injuries. Interpol had also issued a... More »

Venezuela Offers Free Removal of Faulty Implants

But it won't pay for replacements

(Newser) - The Venezuelan government has offered to pay for the removal of defective breast implants for its own citizens, reports the BBC . The implants were produced by a now-defunct French company and are filled with industrial grade silicone—increasing their chance of rupturing. Replacement implants, however, will not be covered. More »

FDA Dinged French Implants Maker in 2000

Called out 'adulterated' implants

(Newser) - Interpol wants to arrest Poly Implant Protheses' founder , and a Dutch company that bought its implants is now cautioning women ... how could things get uglier for PIP? Maybe by way of the revelation that US health authorities expressed worry about PIP in May ... of the year 2000. That's nearly... More »

French Breast Implants Sold Under New Name to Dutch

Lawyer says company's founder ready to face courts

(Newser) - The potentially dangerous breast implants made by a French company accused of using cheap industrial-grade silicon were sold in at least one other country under a different name, Reuters has found. Implants made by Poly Implant Protheses were rebranded by a Dutch company that sold them to close to 1,... More »

Arrest Warrant Issued for Faulty Breast Implant Boss

Costa Rica wants him busted for crimes against 'health and life'

(Newser) - Interpol has issued an arrest warrant for the head of a French company that used industrial grade silicone in potentially dangerous breast implants for some 30,000 women. Jean-Claude Mas, 72, is wanted by Costa Rican authorities for crimes involving "life and health," and was last seen in... More »

France Advises 30K to Yank Breast Implants

Poly Implant Prothese used industrial-grade silicone

(Newser) - The French government today advised women who got breast implants from Poly Implant Prothèse to have them removed post-haste, and even offering up public health care funds to finance the operation, over fears that they might rupture or cause irritation. The PIP boobs were yanked off the market last... More »

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