For instance, HansBiomed is first Asian company to receive the CE mark approval for silicone breast implant. Moreover, during 2013 and 2015, company secured National Sanitary Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), Korean Food and Drug Administration (KFDA), and Saudi Food and Drug Authority (SFDA) approval for their BellaGel silicone breast implant.
Of the 33 patient deaths the FDA is reporting today, 12 of the 13 patients for which the manufacturer of the implant is known, are confirmed to have an Allergan breast implant at the time of their BIA-ALCL diagnosis.
A Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency spokesman said: "We and our advisory group are already looking at the evidence HEALTH | Britain's Breast Implant Scandal: Dispatches tonight, 8pm, Channel 4.
France is to ban a popular type of breast implant which has been linked to a rare form of cancer, Le Monde newspaper and French public radio reported Wednesday, citing a letter from health authorities to implant manufacturers.