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PIP breast implants: Who let women down?

It is thought around 40,000 women in Britain have PIP breast implants, which were banned after they were found to contain a non-medical grade silicone filler.

In December, the French government recommended the removal of all PIP implants because of concerns about high rupture rates and doubts about their long-term safety, but the UK government said there was no need for routine removal.

Newsnight's Susan Watts reports on how the faulty implants came to be used, and what patients can do now.

Broadcast Tuesday 7 February 2012

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