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Freeport, NY 11520

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Kirby Dick's documentary exposes the massive health problems caused by the $400 billion medical device industry.

"When it comes to medical devices, we built a system that doesn't work," says David Kessler, a former FDA commissioner. The agency's mission goes back many years, as demonstrated by a vintage PSA featuring actor Raymond Massey that proclaims, "Help stamp out quackery!"

Dick (The Invisible War, The Hunting Ground) and producers Amy Ziering and Amy Herdy concentrate on just a few examples of the $400 billion medical device industry. The first involves Essure, a permanent birth-control device that is claimed to be 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Unfortunately, it often produces such complications as cramps, bleeding and worse. The documentary includes an excerpt from a video of an Essure approval meeting in which doctors' questions go unanswered and several of the participants joke openly about the lack of rigor in the process. Doors open at 6:00 PM, Film begins at 6:30 Wed, July 25, 2018 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

LOCATION 228 South Ocean Avenue Freeport, LI less than one mile from the LIRR Freeport stop on the Babylon Line

Learn more at https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/bleeding-edge-1105081

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