“Stephen Tower, a physician, received a chrome-cobalt replacement hip, which he suspects poisoned him and led to a mental breakdown.
…..if there’s a disagreement between the marketing and the medicine, “the marketing is always going to win out,” says a lawyer for injured patients.
A sales representative, whose identity is shielded, discusses financial incentives used to coax surgeons to implant devices: “It’s gotten worse over time because of greed.”
“The Bleeding Edge” isn’t an anti-medical film, but a look at calamities caused when the obsession for profit overwhelms an industry. Mr. Dick uses no devious camera tricks, and the soundtrack, by Jeff Beal, is tense yet restrained. Indeed, the filmmakers aren’t shouting “Fire” in a crowded theater. For them and their subjects, the inferno has already occurred. Now they’re sweeping up the ashes, and warning of new blazes sure to come.”