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Review: Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering expose FDA, $400 billion-dollar medical device industry in wrenching doc ‘The Bleeding Edge

Review: Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering expose FDA, $400 billion-dollar medical device industry in wrenching doc ‘The Bleeding Edge

If body-horror auteur David Cronenberg had dramatized any of the nightmarish stories in Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering’s medical documentary “The Bleeding Edge,” you wouldn’t hesitate to call it a fright film. Such is the grim impact of this investigative, wince-inducing examination of the $400 billion medical device industry, which routinely sends FDA-approved products into the marketplace for use on and in patients without any rigorous clinical safety-testing on humans.

For director Dick and producer Ziering, it’s another effectively enraging, eye-opening look at a systemic case of neglected wrongdoing, one that follows their rape-in-the-military expose “The Invisible War” and...

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