FDA panel approves one silicone implant application, rejects another

Washington-An advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration has voted 7-2 to conditionally approve the general sale of Mentor Corp.’s silicone-gel breast implants, a day after it voted 5-4 to reject lifting the ban on Inamed Corp.’s silicone implants.

“This is good news for Mentor, and great news for doctors and patients,” said Joshua Levine, president and ceo of Mentor, in a statement.
The panel agreed to recommend approval of Mentor implants to the FDA on condition that the Santa Barbara, California-based company meets…

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