A New Netflix Doc Exposes Huge Problems With the Way Certain Medical Treatments Are Approved
'The Bleeding Edge' shows how the FDA doesn’t hold medical devices to the same standards of safety and effectiveness as it does prescription drugs, even though some devices will presumably remain in the body for the rest of people's lives.
This 'Weight-Loss Balloon' Procedure Is Landing People in the Hospital
The FDA has issued three safety alerts about gastric balloons like Orbera and ReShape. At least seven deaths have been connected to the devices in the US, while others have had to be hospitalized.