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04: The Danger Within Us with Jeanne Lenzer

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 Edge
  • 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 


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