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Source:  The Hollywood Reporter

The 2019 George Polk Award in Journalism for Medical Reporting was awarded to Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering, and Amy Herdy for their Netflix original documentary, “The Bleeding Edge.”  The announcement was made at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 19.

The annual awards recognize special achievements in journalism, with an emphasis on investigative and enterprise reporting.

The only feature documentary this year to be recognized for a George Polk Award, the “The Bleeding Edge” exposes the failure of risk-prone medical devices brought to market without clinical trials and implanted in patients by physicians who lack appropriate training for the surgical procedures involved.

The documentary is especially critical of the birth-control device Essure, which was developed with funding from a former FDA commissioner. The Bayer Corporation pulled Essure from the market days before the film first aired, the awards announcement noted.

“The Bleeding Edge” is available now on Netflix. 

Read the story at The Hollywood Reporter.

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