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Medical device regulation 'putting patients at risk'

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Health secretary Andrew Lansley is to make another statement in the Commons about what the NHS can do to help women who had PIP breast implants and are worried about the risk of rupture.

Dr Richard Horton, editor of the Lancet medical journal, details an editorial in which concerns are raised over regulation of all medical devices.

"We have a smokescreen of device regulation which is, unfortunately, putting patients and surgeons at risk," he said.


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