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The Bleeding Edge (2018)

TV-14 | | Documentary | 27 July 2018 (USA)
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A look at the unforeseen consequences of advanced technological devices used in the medical field.

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Kirby Dick

Writers:

Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering (additional writing)

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Robert Bridges Robert Bridges ... Himself - Diagnostic Radiologist
Angie Firmalino Angie Firmalino ... Herself - Essure contraceptive victim
Rita Redberg Rita Redberg ... Herself
Stephen Tower Stephen Tower ... Himself - Orthopedic Surgeon
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A look at the unforeseen consequences of advanced technological devices used in the medical field.

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Exposing the crimes of Big Medical. See more »

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Great eye opener, even working in the medical field!
29 July 2018 | by hkbateman228See all my reviews

I have been a Registered Nurse for over 18 years, and I agree this is a HUGE problem we are facing! I will also say (as a medical professional), that until this film, I was not aware there were "loopholes" allowing medical devices to piggyback off of studies that frankly do not apply, and even those studies that were completed lacking in actual data. We are trained that medications and devices go through stringent testing to be considered "safe", and sadly that appears to no longer be the case. I will be encouraging everyone I know to watch this film, but wholeheartedly agree with the "safety warnings" at the end of the film:

Know what is being placed in your body, and how long it's been available on the market Ask for second or even third opinions Ask your surgeon how many times they've performed the specific operation you're undergoing, and Have a family member or friend act as your advocate while incapacitated by surgery.


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