Thursday, April 19, 2012
Health Inspectorate Failed on Faulty Breast Implants
From 2002 to 2010, the National Inspectorate for Health Care (Inspectie voor de Gezondheidszorg) received 47 complaints about 77 problems with breast implants from the French brand Poly Implant Prothesis (PIP). A surgeon also complained about the high percentage of leakage from these implants. The Inspectorate ignored these complaints. Only in 2010, the Inspectorate forbade the trade and use of these implants. Last week, the Dutch Minister of Public Health announced that there would be an investigation into the National Health Inspectorate. On another issue, the many problems in the care sector.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 10:11 AM