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French Health Minister condemns manufacturer of breast implants

French Social Security announced on Saturday (24) that present criminal complaint against Poly Implant prothesis (PIP)

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Xavier Bertrand, French Health Minister, has come out in favor of the PIP
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Xavier Bertrand, French Health Minister, has come out in favor of the PIP "answer for their actions"

The French Social Security announced on Saturday (24) to present a criminal complaint against Poly Implant prothesis (PIP), a manufacturer of breast implants which health authorities have asked to be removed from users claiming that they could present major risks to health.

The PIP implants containing silicone industry and could break with ease, does not meet the requirements of Social Security and, therefore, the authorities believe may have been a "mistake" by the manufacturer.

On Saturday, Xavier Bertrand, French Health Minister, has come out in favor of the PIP "answer for their actions." "It is a shady and too much money involved," said the minister at the radio "Europe 1".

Bertrand indicated that PIP, established in 1991 in Côte d'Azur French by Jean-Claude But, changed the composition of breast implants silicone and replaced by another physician for industrial use with the clear intention to save on their production and increase your profits .

The minister hopes that the police could find, But in the same way that all people could relate to this case.

The founder of the PIP is being sought by Interpol, the international police organization but has said Saturday that the "red alert" issued against him has no relation with breast implants, but with a complaint of dangerous driving allegedly committed in June in Costa Rica.

Bertrand pointed out that the French Government has pledged to cover the costs of preventive removal of the prosthesis more than 30 000 French, although reimplantation funded does not meet the prostheses used for cosmetic purposes. Social Security estimated that the cost of this measure could exceed 60 million euros.

The existence of a carcinogenic risk of the product has not been proven, however, the main problem is related with its easy to break and irritating character of some of the prosthetic components of the PIP.

The head of Health praised the work of the French authorities in the case of PIP implants and indicated that they are working "with transparency" and in permanent contact with the World Health Organization (WHO).

The case received a huge response in the French press, place of origin of PIP implants, although most of the company's production was exported, mainly to Latin America. The company, which was closed in 2010, became the third largest producer of this type of prosthesis.

Source: EFE
   Palavras-chave:   Condemnation    Prosecution    Criminal complaint    Poly Implant prothesis    PIP    Silicone breast implants    France   
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