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France Is First to Ban Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer

External Link - Source: The New York Times

France has banned several types of textured breast implants that have been linked to a rare form of cancer.

The ban, which covers macro-textured and polyurethane implants, took effect on Friday. It was announced this week by France’s National Agency for Safety of Medicines and Health Products, or ANSM, in a letter to manufacturers.

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