‘MAKE GOOD TROUBLE’ LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN (Regarding: Migrated Silicone and zero industry accountability): LETTER TEMPLATE
PLEASE NOTE: This template is specific to Canada, but can be changed as needed to address any country’s regulating body.
LETTER TEMPLATE INSTRUCTIONS:
This letter TEMPLATE is intended to make it easier for ladies with migrated silicone to write to their country’s regulatory authority to demand that the issue of migrated silicone cannot be ignored.
It could also be adapted for those not already diagnosed with migrated silicone, but feel this is an important issue and want to call for improved safety / protection for women with breast implants. While this letter deals specifically with migrated silicone, ALL breast implants have the same silicone shells that also bleed chemicals into women’s lymph nodes (and elsewhere).
You must copy/paste the template content to your own personalized document.
PLEASE READ THE TEMPLATE CAREFULLY as there are fields (highlighted with a yellow background) where you’ll have to add your personal information and if needed, change fields that make it pertain to a specific regulatory authority.
Where is says ‘(regulator name)’ please add the name of your country’s regulatory body (FDA / Health Canada / MRHA, etc). Where it says ‘(citizens)’ please change it to refer to the citizens of your country (ie: ‘Canadians’ / ‘Americans’, etc). Where it says ‘(country)’ please add your country’s name. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THE ‘BRACKETS’.
Regarding ‘Adverse Events Reporting’ please note there are TWO options. PLEASE CHOOSE ONLY ONE. ‘I have previously filed an Adverse Events Report. ** OR ** ‘I have not yet filed an Adverse Events Report, but plan to do so’.’
Note: If you haven’t already filed an adverse events report we STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO. If you’re from Canada or another country other than the USA, you could report to your country’s regulatory authority and also to FDA.
Link to report medical devices Adverse Events in Canada:
Link to report medical devices Adverse Events to FDA:
Please feel free to change or add anything you want to include in your letter that isn’t included in this TEMPLATE.
Once you’ve sent a letter(s) we encourage you to leave a comment below indicating that you have done so.
LET’S DO THIS!
In the words of the great civil rights activist John Lewis (now deceased), let’s make ‘GOOD TROUBLE’ in calling for regulatory and industry accountability in regard to migrated silicone.
It is a crime against women to have allowed this to go on so long. Claiming they don’t know the impact of migrated silicone after nearly 60 years is NOT ACCEPTABLE. We must stand up to this injustice.
Letter template and instructions in French: