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Satirical View of FDA's Approval of Marketing Leeches

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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Bruce Kluger
Bruce Kluger and David Slavin began writing satire for NPR’s All Things Considered in 2002, after their initial attempts at collaboration -- brokering a Mideast peace accord and mapping the human genome -- proved unsuccessful.
David Slavin
David Slavin and Bruce Kluger began writing satire for NPR's All Things Considered in 2002, after their initial attempts at collaboration — brokering a Mideast peace accord and mapping the human genome — proved unsuccessful.