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Satirical View of FDA's Approval of Marketing Leeches

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Satirical View of FDA's Approval of Marketing Leeches

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Satirical View of FDA's Approval of Marketing Leeches

Satirical View of FDA's Approval of Marketing Leeches

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Satirists Bruce Kluger and David Slavin find humor in the announcement that a French company is the first since 1976 to receive clearance to market leeches as medical devices in the United States. Leeches are already widely used in American hospitals, and companies that sold them before 1976 were allowed to continue doing so. Kluger and Slavin create a commercial for the product.

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