Implant Files: Spinal Cord Stimulator, Explained.

An animated look at the spinal cord stimulator, its benefits and potential problems. (AP Animation/Peter Hamlin)

Medical devices have saved countless lives, but they can also injure or kill, especially if not properly tested before hitting the market. Led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, reporters from more than 50 media organizations, including The Associated Press, worked together to examine how devices are developed, approved and monitored. One universal truth: patients are often the last to know when there’s a problem. For more, visit:

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