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Faulty PIP Breast Implants, the CMO and assessing risk

We have already written critically about the Chief Medical Officer’s proposal to decide how, where and whether women with PIP Breast Implants should receive medical attention. However, this is not the only problem with the State’s medical establishment’s response to the PIP Breast Implant scandal. RTE, the Irish Times and other news organisations included a similar reassuring coda to their reports. According to the department and the Irish Medicines Board, there is no evidence of increased risk of cancer for […]


Letter to the Chief Medical Officer seeking further information about PIP Breast Implants’ regulatory status

The following is an open letter sent today to the Chief Medical Officer regarding the PIP breast implants issue, following up on our earlier letter of the 8th May, to which we have yet to receive a substantive response. *******   Our Ref: EMcG Your Ref;   21st May 2012   Dr. Tony Holohan Chief Medical Officer Department of Health Hawkins St. Dublin 2 Fax: 6710148   Re: PIP Breast Implants Dear Dr. Holohan, We write this as an open […]