Information for Members of the Press

A primary goal of the National Center for Health Research is to provide accurate, understandable research-based information to the media. As we collect and analyze scientific studies on the safety of breast implants, we share our findings through press statements and interviews. Statements and press updates are posted on our website as they are released. In addition, we encourage members of the media to sign up to receive our press releases by emailing us with your name, media affiliation, and contact information.

For important and informative articles published in medical journals, we recommend the articles we include for health professionals:

For our latest media coverage, see our Newsroom

Reporters often have questions about when FDA allowed breast implants on the market, when and why they were taken off the market, and other historical questions. For that reason, this section includes very old press releases and documents, as well as newer ones.

Information that reporters often request:
Press Releases

FDA Meeting on Silicone Gel Breast Implants, April 2005
Summary of the Safety and Benefits of Mentor Silicone Breast Implants

Canadian Parliament Review of Breast Implants
Invited Testimony of Diana Zuckerman, PhD, Before the Standing Committee on Health, Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, June 8, 2006

Unedited Transcript of the hearing on breast implants, Standing Committee on Health, Canadian Parliament, Ottawa, June 8, 2006

Silicone: Now a solid ‘maybe’

Teens and Breast Implants

What You Don’t Know About Breast Implants

News Archives

Bio For Diana Zuckerman, Ph.D.