The report provides the only unbiased, independent scientific and regulatory scrutiny of the scandal, exposing underlying deficiencies in regulations and incompetence culminating in inadequate safeguard of patients and mis-handling of their care. It also questions the thoroughness and motives of the investigation conducted by the authorities.
“This is particularly concerning with regard to whether decisions reflect evidence available publicly and if such decisions were in the public interest”, emphasises the author, Haroon Atchia. According to him, the investigation of the scandal reveals improper and poor analyses, rash decisions and conclusions plus predisposition to conclusions that the product concerned was of unsatisfactory quality although publicly-available evidence shows that there are no grounds for such assumption.
In his report Mr Atchia examines the questions:
- Is the product in question actually inferior and faulty?
- Are current European regulations adequate for examining and regulating breast implants?
- What is the origin of the regulatory problem?
- Did the authorities involved in ensuring the safety of the public act appropriately and timeously?
Mr Atchia’s report also looks briefly at the US Food and Drug Administration breast augmentation approval process, which is instructive in understanding the significant differences between the approval process in the USA versus the system that may have allowed the on-going PIP situation.
Title: Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) silicone breast implants - Inadequacies in regulation in the EU resulting in improper safeguard of patient safety and precipitate, ill-conceived and confusing decisions
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