Bad to the Bone

By Christopher Robertson

I just came across this excellent story by Mina Kimes, which gives a detailed chronicle of how the lines between physician discretion, off-label promotion, and human subjects research can be blurred by an aggressive manufacturer, in a context where life or death is on the line (bone cement used in spine surgery).  The article also suggests themes about medical malpractice, products liability, and physicians’ conflicts of interest too.

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