Jeanne Lenzer

Journalist and Author

Jeanne Lenzer is author of “The Danger Within Us: America’s Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man’s Battle to Survive It.” She is an award-winning medical investigative journalist and former Knight Science Journalism fellow. She is a longtime contributor to the The BMJ (formerly, the British Medical Journal), and her articles, reviews and commentary have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Atlantic, The New Republic, Discover, Slate, Mother Jones and many other outlets.

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Jeanne Lenzer: America’s “Wild West” medical device industry

Presidential Ballroom

It sounds crazy that a hip implant that poisoned thousands of patients by leaking toxic chemicals would continue to be sold for over a decade. But that’s exactly what happened with Johnson & Johnson’s metal-on-metal hip implants. From 2000 to 2013, about 150,000 patients received these implants, not knowing that the implants had never been tested on […]