The danger within us : America's untested, unregulated medical device industry and one man's battle to survive it
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New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
Edition
First edition.
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329 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Ashland Library  1 available
610.284 LEN
Table Rock Campus  1 available
HD9994 .U52 L46 2017

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Language
English
ISBN
0316343765, 9780316343763

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-316) and index.
Description
"A shocking exposé of the dangerously underregulated medical device industry, revealing the corruption, greed, and deceit that have helped make medical interventions a leading cause of death in America. Medical interventions kill more Americans each year than diabetes, murders, car accidents, and AIDS combined. In The Danger Within Us, award-winning journalist Jeanne Lenzer brings this horrifying statistic to life through the story of one working-class man who, after his 'cure' nearly kills him, embarks on a battle for justice against the wildly profitable and underexamined medical device industry. Tens of millions of Americans have medical devices inside them, from pacemakers and artificial hips to cardiac stents and breast implants. But what do we really know about the companies that manufacture and sell these products? As Lenzer follows our hero on his whistle-blowing crusade, she discovers an industry with a shocking lack of oversight and with corporate corruption, kickbacks, and elaborate cover-ups; an industry so powerful that the FDA, politicians, and even the Supreme Court bend to its will. The result? Millions of Americans are serving as unwitting test subjects to determine whether the devices in their bodies are safe. A meticulously researched and propulsive read that will make your blood boil, The Danger Within Us reveals the sickness of our greed-driven medical establishment and its unseen casualties, While it also points the way toward a cure, suggesting how we might reform the flawed systems we depend on for our very lives."--Dust jacket.
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A medical investigative journalist presents an unsettling exposé of the under-regulated medical device industry, revealing the corruption, greed, and deceit that have combined to render medical interventions a leading cause of death in America.
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Tens of millions of Americans have medical devices inside them, from pacemakers and artificial hips to cardiac stents and breast implants. But what do we really know about the companies that manufacture and sell these products? Lenzer presents an unsettling expose of the under-regulated medical device industry. She reveals the corruption, greed, and deceit that have combined to render medical interventions a leading cause of death in America.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Lenzer, J. (2017). The danger within us: America's untested, unregulated medical device industry and one man's battle to survive it (First edition.). Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lenzer, Jeanne. 2017. The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It. New York: Little, Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Lenzer, Jeanne. The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Lenzer, Jeanne. The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It First edition., Little, Brown and Company, 2017.

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