Monday, April 11, 2005

Breast Implants

The FDA opened their hearing on silicone breast implants and whether the ban on them should continue. There seems to be three parties involved in this debate. The makers who claim such implants are safer, the users who feel that it should be their choice, and those who have had complications from such implants and wants to protect others from suffering the same fate.

The fight seems to be displaced to me. Shouldn't people demand that implant makers make new and better products rather then asking the government to lift a ban on a product that although might look and feel the most natural has had a history of breaking? Obviously, the current choice is inferior and the older product have unknown dangers, so shouldn't the pressure be on makers to come up with another better alternative?

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