Investorman Thursday, 07/28/05 04:33:45 PM Re: DewDiligence post# 113 Post # of 149 I hope that doesn't turn out to be the case. Things are looking up for them. FDA approves Mentor's silicone breast implants Thu Jul 28, 2005 04:26 PM ET WASHINGTON, July 28 (Reuters) - U.S. officials gave conditional approval for silicone gel-filled breast implants made by Mentor Corp. (MNT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) , the company said on Thursday. U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the devicemaker must satisfy a number of conditions before it receives final approval to sell the implants. The conditions were "generally consistent" with recommendations from an expert panel that met earlier this year. The United States banned silicone breast implants for most women in 1992 amid allegations that leaking silicone caused disabling, long-term illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.