The Bleeding Edge, a documentary directed by activist filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering and released in 2018 on Netflix, uses patient testimony and expert commentary to educate the public about the medical device industry and the federal regulatory and approval standards that permit devices to enter the market. The film relies on recent instances of device failure to urge reform of a system designed to facilitate approval and diffusion of technologies ahead of clear evidence of safety and benefit.
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Pendyal A, Ross JS. The Bleeding Edge: Documenting Innovation and Injury in the Medical Device Industry. JAMA. 2019;322(3):190–192. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.8147
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