Kudos for exposing the power of industry to make a mockery of true science.1 "He who hath the gold, makes the rules" has no place in the realm of science. Breast implant science is 30 years behind itself because of unfavorable studies such as those described in this phenomenal exposé, which were hidden. To date, doctors still describe silicone as being safe and inert and state that it doesn't migrate throughout the body.

Let's keep examining these and other serious conflicts of interest.

Ilena Rosenthal
Director, Humantics Foundation for Women
Breast Implants: Recovery & Discovery
San Diego, CA

  • P. Gwynne, "Corporate collaborations: scientists can face publishing constraints," The Scientist, 13[11]:1, May 24, 1999.

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