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Medical Devices / Back Pain / Spinal Cord Stimulators #1132295

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 25, 2018
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(Studio: Kate Snow) An NBC News Investigates story on medical devices introduced.

(Washington: Stephanie Gosk) A look at medical devices called spinal cord stimulators to deal with back pain presented; diagram shown to illustrate how the device works; statistics in injury reports about the devices cited with an FDA statement quoted. [Stunt man Pete CORBY‡- says it saved his life.] [Patient Jim TAPP‡- explains what he was promised: very painful.] [National Center for Health Research president Diana ZUCKERMAN†- says FDA approval does not guarantee the device works.] [Massachusetts General Hospital Dr. Gary BRENNER†- says there is not good medical information about the devices.] A statement in defense of the technology from Boston Scientific quoted.

(Studio: Kate Snow) An FDA statement about new goals for medical device safety noted.

Snow, Kate;
Gosk, Stephanie

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