A most unrepentant wrongdoer who is correct on the science.
The founder of a French company at the heart of an international health scandal acknowledged on Wednesday that he had used unapproved silicone in breast implants, but said France’s recommendation for women to have them removed was “criminal.”
The scandal erupted in December when the French government advised 30,000 women to have PIP implants removed because of reports that they were more prone to rupturing than standard medical implants. Concern focused on last year’s death from cancer of a French woman with PIP implants.
In a brief but defiant interview with RTL radio, Jean-Claude Mas, founder of Poly Implant Prothese (PIP), said he had never denied that his home-made silicone gel was not approved by regulators, and scoffed at the idea that it was a health risk…