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The investigation found that Mentor, one of the two biggest companies in implant business may have knowingly allowed faulty breast implants onto the market, forcing women in both countries to go under needless surgeries. Canadian women were applying for long-term disability because the implants had made them too sick to work. Women from four provinces-Ontario, Saskatchewan, Quebec and British Columbia had filed class-action suits against Health Canada.
This story investigates saline breast implants. In a small percentage of cases, some of the "fluid-filled sacs" have become contaminated with mold and bacteria causing dangerous health problems to the wearer.
U.S. News & World Report looks at medical devices such as saline-filled breast implants, inflatable penile implants, testicular implants, heart-bypass pumps and cranial stimulators, and finds that the devices are not infallible; in-depth computer analysis suggests that penile implants deserve closer examination from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration