On today’s episode we get to hear from Jeanne Lenzer, a medical investigative journalist. Last year she wrote, The Danger Within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated, Medical Device Industry, and One Man’s Battle to Survive It. Jeanne has also written for many publications including the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Discover, Slate and many more. Show Highlights: Ways healthcare has evolved into a multi-trillion industry in the last 50 years Doctors are reaping millions of dollars Jeanne explains the role the FDA is supposed to play in keeping America safe Devices that were grandfathered in Finding out years later of complications of the devices Bench testing definition and examples Studies on Metallosis Jeanne was featured in the Netflix Documentary, The Bleeding Eagle Essure -A Birth control device and the problems it caused so many women How cause and effect can be confusing for medical device victims Current medical devices Jeanne is following right now Randomized controlled clinical trials How to educate yourself on medical devices Summary on how we can as a Nation fight back Interest of the public instead of the profiteers Resources: Call Attorney Clay Hodges 919-546-8788 Subscribe to Failed Hips and Harmful Drugs Podcast Jeanne Lenzer Website & Book
We are joined by award-winning medical investigative reporter Jeanne Lenzer. Her first book, “The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It.” Lenzer puts forward strong arguments that the medical device industry is under-regulated. Woven through her analysis is the story of one patient’s dangers and difficult journey involving an implanted device together with related stories about physicians and researchers.
My guest on this episode of Drugwatch Podcast is award-winning investigative journalist Jeanne Lenzer. She has appeared in and written for media outlets and journals, including The New York Times, The Atlantic and the British Medical Journal (BMJ).
Medical journalist Jeanne Lenzer warns that implanted medical devices are approved with far less scrutiny and testing than pharmaceutical drugs. As a result, she says, some have caused harm and even death. "Walmart tracks heads of lettuce they have on a shelf at any given time. They know how many they have to replace. They can track those a lot better than we're tracking medical devices implanted in people," Lenzer says. Her new book is 'The Danger Within Us.' Also, TV critic David Bianculli discusses the comeback of the anthology series.