GAITHERSBURG, Md. – The Nov. 13 U.S. FDA hearing on immune response to metal-containing implanted medical devices suggested that there are many more questions than answers about how to prevent the associated adverse events. However, a key hurdle is the absence of widely recognized tests for determining patient sensitivity to these metals.
PERTH, Australia – Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is taking regulatory action in relation to all un-implanted breast implants and tissue expanders sold in that country. Those actions include suspension and recall of products, removal from the market and additional requirements for supply of products.