French Implant Maker Arrested

    A photo of a computer screen taken on December 24, 2011 in Paris, shows the Interpol's website with French Jean-Claude Mas, CEO and founder of the French Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) company, who is wanted by Costa Rican authorities for crimes involving "life and health". France offered on December 23, 2011 to pay for 30.000 women to have their PIP implants removed, because of the risk the products could rupture and leak industrial-grade silicone. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Jean-Claude Mas, the head of the defunct Poly Implant Prothese, has a lot to answer for. He was arrested before dawn in France Thursday in connection with his company's use of industrial-grade silicone in tens of thousands of breast implants. The implants have become an international health scandal, with authorities struggling to settle on the proper response. German, Czech and French authorities say the implants should be removed, but Britain says there's not enough evidence that they're dangerous. Brazil says its government will fine insurance companies that refuse to pay for their removal.

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