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DOW CORNING RETAINS JUDGE GRIFFIN BELL TO CONDUCT INTERNAL INVESTIGATION OF SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS

 DOW CORNING RETAINS JUDGE GRIFFIN BELL TO CONDUCT INTERNAL
 INVESTIGATION OF SILICONE BREAST IMPLANTS
 MIDLAND, Mich., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Corning today announced that it has retained Judge Griffin Bell of King & Spalding, who is a former United States Circuit Court Judge, to conduct a complete investigation of Dow Corning's development, production, and marketing of silicone breast implants. The FDA was advised of this action by the company in a letter dated Jan. 22, 1992.
 The investigation will also examine the appropriateness and timeliness of management judgments and decisions over the life of the product line, the company said. "We have taken this action to provide an independent objective forum for a reasoned review by qualified experts regarding Dow Corning's conduct in the development and marketing of this device," said J. Kermit Campbell, group vice president, Dow Corning Corp. "Judge Bell has a long and distinguished career not only in jurisprudence but also in conducting similar internal investigations for other companies."
 Campbell went on to say that Judge Bell will select independent scientific and medical experts to assist him in his investigation. He will have free access to all of Dow Corning's records, resources and people.
 At the conclusion of the investigation, Judge Bell will issue a written report which will include findings and recommendations. "We are committed to follow the recommendations that Judge Bell develops, and we will share those recommendations with not only the FDA but the general public," Campbell said. "We cannot precisely predict how much time will be required to complete this investigation, but we anticipate it will be completed over the next few months."
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 /CONTACT: Robert Grupp of Dow Corning Corp., 517-496-6443; or Griffin Bell, King & Spalding, 404-572-4600/ CO: Dow Corning ST: Michigan IN: HEA SU:


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