Allergan ends sales of 'textured' breast implants in Europe
Biopharmaceutical company Allergan is recalling rough-surface breast implants in Europe.
The company said its breast implants are safe and it's not recommending surgical removal, which can cause health problems. But it will no longer offer the "textured" version in Europe.
The move comes after a French regulatory agency asked the company to take action after the textured product lost its CE Mark health-and-safety certification. Some researchers have raised concerns about a cancer risk connected to certain textured implants.
The company said it "has suspended sales of textured breast implants and tissue expanders and is withdrawing any remaining supply" in Europe. It will still be offered in the U.S.
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