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The Bleeding EdgeThe Bleeding Edge

The Bleeding Edge

Documentary

8.3

movie

Australia, United States of America

English

Depressing, Discussion-sparking, Sunday

2018

Kirby Dick

Kirby Dick

99 min

Synopsis

Each year in the United States, unparalleled innovations in medical diagnostics, treatment, and technology hit the market. But when the same devices designed to save patients end up harming them, who is accountable?

Our Take

8.3
The Staff

The 400 billion (!) dollar industry of medical devices is director Kirby Dick’s latest fascination (Oscar winner Twist of Faith, Oscar nominated The Invisible War). This is one of those documentaries that will raise your awareness about a topic from 0 to I-should-do-something, as the number of victims and the negative impacts these devices are having are astounding. Of course, just like with any other careless American industries, greed, money, and lobbying are the culprits. This is an important watch that will probably come in very handy when you or a close one needs a medical device.

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