Historical: PIP Breast Implants – 2013

Associate Professor Rodney Cooter, President of ASPS, represented our Specialty as a member of the Chief Medical Officer’s Advisory Group on PIP.

Senate Inquiry

ASPS made a formal submission to the Senate as part of its inquiry into The role of the Government and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regarding medical devices, particularly Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants. Recommendation 9 of the Senate Report calls for the Department of Health and Ageing to establish a national opt-out breast device registry as a matter of priority. Visit the Senate website for a copy of the Report and ASPS’ submission.

Read more about the Breast Device Registry. Read more about ASPS’ work with the TGA.

Keogh Report

The final report into PIP breast implants, led by NHS Medical Director Sir Bruce Keogh, is published online (18 June 2012). Click the links below to download the document of interest.

Source: UK Department of Health

Lessons Learned

Read ASPS media release on “PIP Implants – Lessons learned” (December 2013)