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Venice tourist accused of holding currency exchange worker hostage over $100 swap

A tourist in Venice who reportedly was outraged over the number of euros he was given in exchange for $100 has been arrested for allegedly holding a currency worker hostage.

The man, believed to be a 46-year-old from Israel, is now facing kidnapping charges following the incident at a currency exchange business near the Rialto Bridge, according to The Guardian.

The individual reportedly swapped $100 for some euros – but felt ripped off after seeing the amount of cash he was given back.

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A tourist has been arrested in Venice after he allegedly held a currency exchange rate worker hostage near the Rialto Bridge. (Google Maps)

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He then allegedly prevented the woman who brokered the exchange from leaving her booth for the next half hour. The “dismayed and frightened” worker eventually called police, who showed up and arrested the man, The Guardian reported.

The arrest comes after a gondolier in Venice was threatened, headbutted and punched by a rowdy tourist in September after asking the man and his family to disembark from his stationary boat.

That incident, which was recorded and shared on Facebook, reportedly began when a group of South American tourists climbed down into a stationary gondola without the guide’s permission and began taking selfies.

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Two German tourists also were fined 1,000 euros in June after they were spotted preparing coffee with a camping stove on the Rialto Bridge, The Guardian reported.

Venice has been pushing back against tourism saturation in recent years. Last year, the Italian city installed temporary gates to help deal with the crowds of tourists that flock to the iconic waterways throughout the city. Earlier this year, the city approved charging an entrance fee for visitors not planning to stay overnight.

Fox News’ Alexandra Deabler contributed to this report.

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FDA Recommends Stronger Warnings For Breast Implants

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Amid escalating concerns about the potential health impacts of breast implants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released draft guidance on Wednesday recommending stronger warnings for the devices.

The FDA said manufacturers should use “black box” warnings ― the agency’s most stringent form of labeling ― to inform people of possible risks and complications from breast implants, including rare cancers and a need for additional surgeries. 

The FDA said the boxed warnings should also include language indicating that breast implants are not lifetime devices and that the odds of complications increase over time. The agency additionally recommended that people considering breast implants be provided with a “patient decision checklist” that would include information about potential risks and benefits, as well as implant alternatives.

“We have heard from many women that they are not fully informed of the risks when considering breast implants,” Dr. Amy Abernethy, FDA principal deputy commissioner,  and Dr. Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement.

“The agency appreciates this important feedback and, in today’s draft guidance, has proposed a number of recommendations designed to help inform conversations between patients and health care professionals when breast implants are being considered,” the officials added.

The draft guidance ― subject to a 60-day public comment period before being finalized ― comes months after the FDA heard testimony from dozens of women who said they’d fallen ill after getting breast implants.

“We do not feel we have been effectively and appropriately informed,” cancer survivor Holly Davis, who got breast implants after a mastectomy, said during the FDA public advisory panel meeting in March. 

Davis said she experienced chronic pain, rashes and hair and memory loss after the surgery ― symptoms that, she said, subsided after she finally removed her implants.

Some 400,000 people get breast implants every year in the United States, about a quarter of them as part of reconstruction after cancer surgery, The Washington Post reported. According to the FDA, up to 20% of breast implant patients have to have their implants removed within 8 to 10 years due to complications.

“Don’t ignore us. We are real,” Davis urged the panel, according to The New York Times

The FDA said it’s received thousands of complaints from people who say their breast implants caused a slew of chronic health problems, including fatigue, muscle pain and insomnia. These health conditions are collectively referred to as “breast implant illness.”

Dr. Oren Lerman, director of the Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Fellowship at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital, told USA Today that breast implant illness is a widespread problem, but one that continues to baffle physicians. 

“We absolutely need more information on that,” Lerman said. 

The FDA said some breast implants have also been linked to a rare cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“In most cases, BIA-ALCL is found in the scar tissue and fluid near the implant, but in some cases, it can spread throughout the body,” the regulator said in its draft guidance. “An individual’s risk of developing BIA-ALCL is considered to be low; however, this cancer is serious and can lead to death, especially if not treated promptly.”

Earlier this year, the FDA urged Allergan, the Irish pharmaceutical company, to recall its Biocell textured breast implants, which had been linked to a higher risk of BIA-ALCL. Allergan obliged, pulling the devices worldwide.  

Diana Zuckerman, president of the nonprofit National Center for Health Research, told the Post that while the FDA’s new draft guidance is a “very important” step, she said it remains to be seen whether implant makers will abide. That, she said, depends “on how much pressure the FDA puts on the manufacturers.” 

As FDA officials noted this week of the guidelines, “manufacturers may choose to follow the recommendations in the final guidance or they may choose other methods of labeling their devices, so long as the labeling complies with applicable FDA laws and regulations.”

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Jenna Dewan’s book: 6 things we learned from Channing Tatum divorce, healing after heartbreak to dating again

Jenna Dewan is our new life coach.

The 38-year-old‘s new book, “Gracefully You,” is filled with details about her divorce from ex Channing Tatum, her healing journey and stepping back into the dating scene as a single mom.

Holistic healing

They say the natural remedy is the best remedy, and Jenna Dewan can attest to that.

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“One of the many ways I holistically coped with my heartbreak and stress was with holy basil,” Dewan wrote in her new book (via Page Six).

The famous dancer praised the healing benefits of the herb.

“The scent of basil is uplifting and relaxing — it always makes me feel good,” she said. “Whenever I’m cooking with it, I’ll rub the leaves between my hands and take in deep inhales of the lovely scent.”

“For me, holy basil was wonderful,” she wrote. “One thing I wasn’t about to do during my heartbreak was abandon the things that make me feel good, which includes maintaining a clean, delicious diet.”

The “Step Up” actress also revealed her use of crystals in her healing journey.

“Here’s the honest truth about my breakup,” she writes, as reported by Page SIx. “Yes, I carried a rose quartz in my bra and yes, I took herbal supplements to help me heal, but also my mom flew in to be by my side and I called my friends late at night to sob in their ears.”

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Her grieving process

“My advice to anyone going through heartbreak is this: Acknowledge your emotions and do the work,” she writes in her book (via Us Weekly). “Meet with a therapist, look into breathwork, meditate, take walks in nature, and have wine with your friends.”

She continued: “If you don’t transmute your feelings, you transmit them others — your child, co-workers, total strangers. … By moving through each day, I was able to gracefully make it to the other side. In the end, you will be a stronger, more expanded, even happier version of yourself.”

“At the end of the day I just kept telling myself to trust, trust, trust. And trust I did,” Dewan added. “The news of our divorce didn’t drown me. Not to any extent I couldn’t handle, anyway. When I was ready, I started dating someone amazing … Lo and behold, everything started flowing together.”

Fears of revealing she and Channing had split 

Dewan wrote that it was difficult keeping her and Tatum’s split private after realizing how much everyone idolized their relationship.

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan  (Reuters)

“The public saw Channing and me in this idealized, romanticized light,” she said. “This made things difficult for me, because I like being as honest and real as I can.”

“People in the World of Dance audience would ask, ‘Where’s Channing today?’ or ‘When are you two going to dance together again?’” she continued (via Us Weekly). “I had to play these questions off while grappling with the truth of what was happening,” she wrote. “Let me tell you firsthand, when it comes to the lives of celebrities, a picture never tells the whole story. Everyone struggles. Every couple has their issues, celebrity or not.”

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Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan arrive on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, Calif., March 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

“There was a point before Channing and I announced our separation where I thought, ‘How in the world will everyone handle this?’ The public had known us as a couple forever, and not just a couple — the perfect couple,” Dewan said.

“How would people at work react when I went in the next day? Would they pity me? Assume the post had happened?” she added. “I was scared of everything that would follow our coming out. … The news of our divorce didn’t drown me. Not to any extent that I couldn’t handle, anyway.”

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The “World of Dance” host also explained why she and Tatum, 39, called off their marriage.

“I’d come to realize the dynamic I was in wasn’t serving me nor was it serving my daughter,” the actor-dancer wrote, according to People. “First and foremost I had to accept the realization this isn’t working and had moved into hurting.”

Feeling ‘blindsided’ by Channing and Jessie J’s relationship  

In her book, Dewan revealed feeling “blindsided” when she discovered that Channing was dating singer Jessie J at the same time the rest of the world discovered it.

“I was never challenged by anything more than during my divorce. Not only was I fighting an emotional battle of having to let go and move forward in my life, I was learning things about my ex most people wouldn’t have to face – and over the Internet, as it was happening,” she explained (via Entertainment Tonight).

Dewan continued: “There I was, on a plane, alone, finding out about his new relationship. …  Choosing grace as I learned everything about my personal situation along with the rest of the world was really difficult.”

Dating as a single mom

After her split from Tatum, the star dancer had fears about dating as a single mother, and worried about her and Tatum’s 6-year-old daughter, Everly, adjusting.

“On top of that the pressure were my fears of moving forward. What would that look like? Dating…? Then there was my daughter,” she said of Everly, whom she shares joint custody with Tatum (via Us Weekly). “She’s very shy and funny and standoffish with men. It takes her a long time to warm up to others. I predicted this child was going to be jealous of whoever else I spent my time with. How would I ever date with her blessing? My fears were going haywire.”

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She also gushed about her current beau, with whom she’s expecting a child with.

“When I was ready, I started dating someone amazing,” Dewan gushed (via Page Six). “It was this cosmically great thing where we circled back around each other after a moment of instant recognition years ago.”

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The two went public in September 2018.

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FDA Recommends Stronger Warnings For Breast Implants

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Amid escalating concerns about the potential health impacts of breast implants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released draft guidance on Wednesday recommending stronger warnings for the devices.

The FDA said manufacturers should use “black box” warnings ― the agency’s most stringent form of labeling ― to inform people of possible risks and complications from breast implants, including rare cancers and a need for additional surgeries. 

The FDA said the boxed warnings should also include language indicating that breast implants are not lifetime devices and that the odds of complications increase over time. The agency additionally recommended that people considering breast implants be provided with a “patient decision checklist” that would include information about potential risks and benefits, as well as implant alternatives.

“We have heard from many women that they are not fully informed of the risks when considering breast implants,” Dr. Amy Abernethy, FDA principal deputy commissioner,  and Dr. Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement.

“The agency appreciates this important feedback and, in today’s draft guidance, has proposed a number of recommendations designed to help inform conversations between patients and health care professionals when breast implants are being considered,” the officials added.

The draft guidance ― subject to a 60-day public comment period before being finalized ― comes months after the FDA heard testimony from dozens of women who said they’d fallen ill after getting breast implants.

“We do not feel we have been effectively and appropriately informed,” cancer survivor Holly Davis, who got breast implants after a mastectomy, said during the FDA public advisory panel meeting in March. 

Davis said she experienced chronic pain, rashes and hair and memory loss after the surgery ― symptoms that, she said, subsided after she finally removed her implants.

Some 400,000 people get breast implants every year in the United States, about a quarter of them as part of reconstruction after cancer surgery, The Washington Post reported. According to the FDA, up to 20% of breast implant patients have to have their implants removed within 8 to 10 years due to complications.

“Don’t ignore us. We are real,” Davis urged the panel, according to The New York Times

The FDA said it’s received thousands of complaints from people who say their breast implants caused a slew of chronic health problems, including fatigue, muscle pain and insomnia. These health conditions are collectively referred to as “breast implant illness.”

Dr. Oren Lerman, director of the Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Fellowship at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital, told USA Today that breast implant illness is a widespread problem, but one that continues to baffle physicians. 

“We absolutely need more information on that,” Lerman said. 

The FDA said some breast implants have also been linked to a rare cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“In most cases, BIA-ALCL is found in the scar tissue and fluid near the implant, but in some cases, it can spread throughout the body,” the regulator said in its draft guidance. “An individual’s risk of developing BIA-ALCL is considered to be low; however, this cancer is serious and can lead to death, especially if not treated promptly.”

Earlier this year, the FDA urged Allergan, the Irish pharmaceutical company, to recall its Biocell textured breast implants, which had been linked to a higher risk of BIA-ALCL. Allergan obliged, pulling the devices worldwide.  

Diana Zuckerman, president of the nonprofit National Center for Health Research, told the Post that while the FDA’s new draft guidance is a “very important” step, she said it remains to be seen whether implant makers will abide. That, she said, depends “on how much pressure the FDA puts on the manufacturers.” 

As FDA officials noted this week of the guidelines, “manufacturers may choose to follow the recommendations in the final guidance or they may choose other methods of labeling their devices, so long as the labeling complies with applicable FDA laws and regulations.”

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National Enquirer Buried 60 Damaging Stories About Donald Trump Before Election, Ronan Farrow claims

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39 People Found Dead In UK Truck Identified As Chinese Nationals: Police

The 39 people found dead in the back of a truck in England were all believed to be Chinese nationals, Essex Police have said.

It is understood that there were 31 men and eight women discovered in the refrigerated trailer of the truck in Grays, Essex, on Wednesday. One is a young adult woman, previously reported to have been a teenager. 

The information comes as police searched three properties in Northern Ireland and officers continue to question a man over the discovery.

The searches in Northern Ireland on Wednesday night are believed to be linked to the arrest of the driver, named in reports as 25-year-old Mo Robinson, from Portadown.

He remains in custody for questioning by Essex Police on suspicion of murder. Robinson had posted images on social media of the bright red cab, proudly calling it “the Polar Express.”

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Facebook Lorry driver Mo Robinson is being questioned by Essex Police 

A statement from the force, which said the case is the largest murder investigation in its history, said: “The lorry has since been removed from the industrial park to allow the next stage of our investigative process to be conducted in peace, and to give the utmost dignity to those within the trailer as we prepare for a coroner’s post-mortem examination.

“Each of the 39 people must undergo a full coroner’s process to establish a cause of death, before we move on to attempting to identify each individual within the trailer. This will be a substantial operation and, at this stage, we cannot estimate how long these procedures will take.”

The force confirmed details about the movements of the truck’s tractor, the front part including the driver’s cab.

The statement said: “Our lines of enquiry are extensive and will be thorough. This means that we might not have all the answers straight away. We do have some key facts, which are:

“The tractor unit of the lorry had entered the country via Holyhead on Sunday 20 October, having traveled over from Dublin.

“The lorry then collected the trailer, which had traveled from Zeebrugge, at the port of Purfleet at around 12.30am on the 23 October. The cab and trailer left the port shortly after 1.05am.

“We were called to Waterglade Industrial Park in Eastern Avenue shortly before 1.40am on Wednesday 23 October by our colleagues in the East of England Ambulance Service to reports that 39 people had been found dead in the trailer of a lorry.”

Councillor Paul Berry said the village of Laurelvale, where the Robinson family live, was in “complete shock.”

Berry, who has been in contact with Robinson’s father several times, said he learned of his son’s arrest through social media.

“He had said he had been getting messages via people on social media on what was happening and at that stage it was not confirmed to him or his family that his son had been arrested,” said the independent representative.

“In the local area the feeling is one of complete shock and hope this is not a true story in terms of his involvement.”

Berry, who knows the father well, said the family were “very well respected” in the area.

“The local community is hoping that he (Mo Robinson) has been caught up innocently in this matter but that’s in the hands of Essex Police, and we will leave it in their professional hands to try to catch the perpetrators of this.”

He said the family had been left upset by the “unwelcome spotlight” the incident had shone on them.

“It was very distressing for the family as they just felt they were captive in their own home,” he said.

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The discovery echoes one in 2000 when the bodies of 58 Chinese illegal immigrants who had paid a criminal gang to be smuggled into the UK were found in a sealed, airless container in Dover. In 2015, a truck was found on an Austrian motorway with the decomposing bodies of 71 people, including a baby girl, inside. 

Road Haulage Association chief executive Richard Burnett had earlier described the conditions for anyone inside a refrigerated unit such as this as “absolutely horrendous.” 

Temperatures in such units can be as low as -13 degrees if frozen products are being transported, causing humans to “lose their lives pretty quickly,” he said.

He went on: “It’s going to be dark. If the fridge is running it’s going to be incredibly cold.

“The only place to go to the toilet is on board the back of the trailer. You can imagine if they’ve been in there for days then there will be feces, there will be urine.”

Thermal imaging cameras used at ports are unable to detect people in refrigeration trailers and according to AP, such vehicles often move swiftly through Zeegrugge, usually with just a visual check, for the short crossing to England. 

Eric Van Duyse, a spokesman for the Belgian federal prosecutor’s office, said that Brussels had started an investigation into the incident.

He added: “We have no idea at the moment how long the lorry spent in Belgium, it could be hours or days, we just don’t know.”

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ASSOCIATED PRESS The lorry and the container are being moved to nearby Tilbury Docks so the bodies can be recovered while preserving the dignity of the victims

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The incident follows warnings from the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Border Force of the increased risk of people-smuggling via Belgium.

An NCA assessment report on serious and organised crime last year said there was a “greater focus” on rising smuggler numbers in Belgium after the closure of the Dunkirk migrant camp in 2017.

A Border Force assessment in 2016 highlighted Zeebrugge as being among “key ports of embarkation for clandestine arrival.”

Speaking on Wednesday afternoon, Deputy Chief Constable Pippa Mills said the lorry and the container were being moved to nearby Tilbury Docks so the bodies can be recovered while preserving the dignity of the victims.

“We are yet to identify them and must manage this sensitively with their families,” she added.

The prime minister said the perpetrators of the crime “should be hunted down”, while local MP Jackie Doyle-Price said the people smugglers responsible must be caught.

Police have said tracking route used “will be a key line of inquiry.”

The Bulgarian ministry of foreign affairs said the truck was registered in Varna in Bulgaria “under the name of a company owned by an Irish citizen.”

Police originally thought the truck had traveled to the UK through Holyhead in north Wales on October 19 but later revealed that the trailer had come directly from the Continent.

A freight ferry service runs from Zeebrugge to Purfleet.

Security checks for people smuggling are believed to be less stringent at both ports than at Calais and Dover.

The discovery comes as the NCA said the number of migrants being smuggled into the UK in containers and trucks has risen in the last year.

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Hillary Clinton 2020 speculation ‘makes me want to drink,’ says former CIA officer

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is inserting herself into the political narrative once again because of her “bruised sense of self,” former CIA officer and Democrat Bryan Dean Wright said Thursday.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with host Ed Henry, Wright said that the revived speculation about the failed 2016 presidential candidate’s last-minute entry in the 2020 race makes him “want to drink.”

“And, I don’t even drink,” he told Henry.

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Appearing on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday, former top adviser Philippe Reines said Clinton had not foreclosed on the possibility.

“She ran for president because she thought she would be the best president. If she still thought that now, if she thought she had the best odds of beating Donald Trump, I think she would think about it long and hard,” Reines said. “She might as well run. She might be the best person to beat President Pence — I’m sorry, I meant President Trump.”

Prior to Reines’ interview, speculation had been growing that Clinton would make a last-minute entry into the 2020 presidential race after reports Tuesday said members of the Democratic establishment doubted any of the party’s current top candidates can beat the president next November.

But those Democrats already running said Clinton is doing more harm than good for the party by taking aim at Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, in recent remarks.

Clinton in recent weeks has privately stated she would enter the 2020 presidential race if she were certain she could win, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

The story, titled “Anxious Democratic Establishment Asks, ‘Is There Anybody Else?’” said about a half-dozen Democratic donors gathered in New York City questioned whether former front-runner Joe Biden could stand strong against the president.

“It is so frustrating to keep hearing this from her over and over again,” Wright said. “Look, the country made it very clear not once, but twice, that we’re not interested. We’re just not that into her. It doesn’t seem that she’s getting the message.”

Wright added that he thought Clinton was probably “first and foremost” trying to sell her books.

“She got $8 million for her memoir. The Clinton family made over $23 million on their books. So, she throws some bombs, whether it be the Tulsi Gabbard stuff, teasing this 2020 run — I think that’s a part of it,” he theorized.

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“But, again, I think the other piece of it really is, at the end of the day, it’s her ego. It’s her bruised sense of self,” said Wright.

Fox News’ Danielle Wallace, Charles Creitz, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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FDA Recommends Stronger Warnings For Breast Implants

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Amid escalating concerns about the potential health impacts of breast implants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released draft guidance on Wednesday recommending stronger warnings for the devices.

The FDA said manufacturers should use “black box” warnings ― the agency’s most stringent form of labeling ― to inform people of possible risks and complications from breast implants, including rare cancers and a need for additional surgeries. 

The FDA said the boxed warnings should also include language indicating that breast implants are not lifetime devices and that the odds of complications increase over time. The agency additionally recommended that people considering breast implants be provided with a “patient decision checklist” that would include information about potential risks and benefits, as well as implant alternatives.

“We have heard from many women that they are not fully informed of the risks when considering breast implants,” Dr. Amy Abernethy, FDA principal deputy commissioner,  and Dr. Jeff Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement.

“The agency appreciates this important feedback and, in today’s draft guidance, has proposed a number of recommendations designed to help inform conversations between patients and health care professionals when breast implants are being considered,” the officials added.

The draft guidance ― subject to a 60-day public comment period before being finalized ― comes months after the FDA heard testimony from dozens of women who said they’d fallen ill after getting breast implants.

“We do not feel we have been effectively and appropriately informed,” cancer survivor Holly Davis, who got breast implants after a mastectomy, said during the FDA public advisory panel meeting in March. 

Davis said she experienced chronic pain, rashes and hair and memory loss after the surgery ― symptoms that, she said, subsided after she finally removed her implants.

Some 400,000 people get breast implants every year in the United States, about a quarter of them as part of reconstruction after cancer surgery, The Washington Post reported. According to the FDA, up to 20% of breast implant patients have to have their implants removed within 8 to 10 years due to complications.

“Don’t ignore us. We are real,” Davis urged the panel, according to The New York Times

The FDA said it’s received thousands of complaints from people who say their breast implants caused a slew of chronic health problems, including fatigue, muscle pain and insomnia. These health conditions are collectively referred to as “breast implant illness.”

Dr. Oren Lerman, director of the Aesthetic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Fellowship at New York’s Lenox Hill Hospital, told USA Today that breast implant illness is a widespread problem, but one that continues to baffle physicians. 

“We absolutely need more information on that,” Lerman said. 

The FDA said some breast implants have also been linked to a rare cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), a type of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“In most cases, BIA-ALCL is found in the scar tissue and fluid near the implant, but in some cases, it can spread throughout the body,” the regulator said in its draft guidance. “An individual’s risk of developing BIA-ALCL is considered to be low; however, this cancer is serious and can lead to death, especially if not treated promptly.”

Earlier this year, the FDA urged Allergan, the Irish pharmaceutical company, to recall its Biocell textured breast implants, which had been linked to a higher risk of BIA-ALCL. Allergan obliged, pulling the devices worldwide.  

Diana Zuckerman, president of the nonprofit National Center for Health Research, told the Post that while the FDA’s new draft guidance is a “very important” step, she said it remains to be seen whether implant makers will abide. That, she said, depends “on how much pressure the FDA puts on the manufacturers.” 

As FDA officials noted this week of the guidelines, “manufacturers may choose to follow the recommendations in the final guidance or they may choose other methods of labeling their devices, so long as the labeling complies with applicable FDA laws and regulations.”

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