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Exposing the 'arterial motives' behind questionable surgeries

A whistleblower lawsuit alleges the world’s largest medical device company “groomed” doctors to push its products in unnecessary surgeries at a veterans hospital. ProPublica investigated a tip and found a relatively small group of doctors have performed questionable but lucrative procedures, potentially putting patients at risk of complications and even leg amputations.

Here & Now‘s Deepa Fernandes speaks with ProPublica reporter Annie Waldman about the series, “Arterial Motives.”

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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