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Breast implant scandal: Labour calls for clearer lead from coalition

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/03/2012

Sarah Boseley

Labour is urging the government to give a much clearer lead to more than 40,000 women in the UK possibly affected by the scandal over faulty breast implants.

The shadow health secretary, Andy Burnham, called for a plan to be agreed with the private cosmetic surgery industry spelling out what should be done for women who have substandard breast implants filled with industrial-grade silicone gel - and who should pay for it.

Women were being made very anxious, he said, and clarity was needed to reassure them. "Mixed messages from the department have not helped, and families affected are looking for a stronger response from the government.

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"Breast implant scandal: Labour calls for clearer lead from coalition", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2012. Consulté le 04/12/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/breast-implant-scandal-labour-calls-for-clearer-lead-from-coalition