What product costs $8,000 – and doesn’t include a warranty?

The average cost for an artificial knee or hip is $8000 – and that’s just for the device. The surgery to replace a hip or knee can be very expensive, and a patient can spend weeks or months in physical therapy or rehabilitation. Medical device manufacturers make billions on knee and hip implants, but most… Learn More »

Cardiac Stent Manufacturers Provide Majority of Funding to Society of Cardiac Angiography and Interventions

In the latest in a series of articles about disquieting financial ties between the medical community and the drug & medical device industry, ProPublica exposes that The Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions received the majority of its funding from medical device makers who produce cardiac stents, like Abbott Laboratories and Medtronic. What makes this… Learn More »