A news story hit yesterday across the media about breast implant danger. Women who became sick from the implants as a result of a lack of informed consent are demanding the FDA make changes. Remember, you can't consent if you do not know the actual dangers of a product. Sound familiar? I hope these women, who voluntarily chose surgery - some after mastectomy no doubt, others for cosmetic reasons, help the average American realize that the FDA does not have our health at heart.
We try to warn others. We are shut down. I think we're all getting tired of the charade of healthcare. And that Uncle Sam will look out for us. That photo? It's an OT success story from many years ago when my vaccine injured daughter finally mastered her cutting skills, and cut my favorite bra. I wasn't warned. Were you? Kim
‘I was not warned’ - Women who say they were sickened by breast implants demand FDA action
Women who say they were harmed by breast implants demanded the Food and Drug Administration take new steps to protect consumers, including providing more information about potential risks and banning devices linked to the most serious complications.
Telling searing stories about broken health, disrupted families and lost careers, the women pressed an FDA advisory panel to recommend more long-term research, bans or restrictions on certain products and a beefed-up informed consent process so that women have a clear understanding of the risks and benefits of the devices before they opt for surgery.
“I was not warned" about the risks of implants, Jamee Cook, an advocate and former ER paramedic, told the FDA’s expert committee. Cook, who lives near Dallas, said that after getting implants in 1998, she suffered for years from swollen lymph nodes, chronic fatigue, migraines and a low-grade fever. She said she eventually had the devices removed, after which many, but not all, of her symptoms eased.