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  1. Manufacturers of silicone breast implants must improve their technical files09-06-2016

    Laboratory investigation on the breast implants did not identify anomalies that may compromise health of patients. However, the technical files of the implants, which...

  2. Investigation into possible problems with hypodermic needles reveals negligible risk07-05-2015

    Hypodermic needles produced by Terumo and other manufacturers pose negligible health risks. There is no reason not to use these needles. Nevertheless, Terumo should...

  3. Revocation of advice to avoid Terumo hypodermic needles17-04-2015

    The Dutch Health Care Inspectorate (IGZ) revokes its advice to temporarily avoid the use of two types of hypodermic needles manufactured by the company Terumo. This...

  4. Current status of the investigation into possible problems with hypodermic needles03-04-2015

    The Health Care Inspectorate has taken note of the allegations made in an edition of the television programme EenVandaag, to the effect that a manufacturer of...

  5. Update on investigation into possible problems with hypodermic needles03-04-2015

    The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is currently investigating possible problems with hypodermic needles manufactured by the...

  6. Call for health care providers to report problems with hypodermic needles27-03-2015

    The Health Care Inspectorate requests all health care providers to report any problems they encounter with hypodermic needles to the Inspectorate. This applies to all...

  7. Investigation into possible problems with hypodermic needles23-03-2015

    The Health Care Inspectorate is conducting a full investigation into possible production errors involving hypodermic needles, further to information received from the...