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Is the Door Shut on Many Claims Over Silicone Implants?

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Stuart Bondurant, MD, IOM panel chair and dean emeritus of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, said at the time of the report's unveiling "I don't think the committee expects this [report] to be the definitive and last word."

Zuckerman echoed that sentiment. In an article she wrote soon after the uproar quieted down, she said, "the number of studies is not as important as their quality. When well-designed research has studied larger numbers of patients who have had implants for a longer period of time, then we will have the answers that so many women are waiting for."

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