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The Bleeding Edge

By Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Informative, eye-opening docu about medical-device industry.

Movie NR 2018 99 minutes
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The case for more stringent testing of evolving medical devices and procedures by government caretakers, specifically the FDA, is presented with clarity, passion, and integrity. Kirby Dick manages to elucidate a complex issue and, at the same time, engage the audience's emotions as they follow these very personal stories to their conclusions. Not everyone gets well, but each story has purpose. It's inspiring to watch Angie Firmalino take on the medical establishment. It's exhilarating to see Dr. Stephen Tower's experience change the course of history for so many others. The Bleeding Edge is a perfect example of how documentary movies, with their increasing visibility, have an impact on today's most significant issues.

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