LastWeekTonight: Medical Devices: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)


Published on: Sunday, June 2, 2019

Medical Devices: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

John Oliver discusses the medical device industry, which is a huge business with a hugely troubling lack of regulation.

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  • Lisa Twitchell

    Lisa Twitchell

     2 hours ago

    My mother had terrible problems with the implanted mesh and a close friend is permanently disabled due to a metal on metal implanted hip. These are terrible problems and never should have occurred.

  • kidyahoo kidyahoo

    kidyahoo kidyahoo

     16 hours ago

    3:46 you and me jon

  • Asher The Nerd

    Asher The Nerd

     2 days ago

    hows john going to ruin my life this time aroung

  • james fiaco

    james fiaco

     3 days ago

    Something else that is extremely problematic is the fact that sometimes doctors are informed that the implant they may be using has been discontinued however the hospital still has a supply of them so therefore they use them.  Dr. negligence malpractice is big business.   However if patients let the  doctors know their being held spiritually accountable.  Meaning there  souls and spirits are picking up the tab on the end results.  Will have far less negligence malpractice.

  • ThePersianPopinjay


     4 days ago

    When I was about to get my PowerPort Implanted it was so reassuring to have the doctor tell me that they can easily check the function of the device to make sure its working, and that they could quickly go in and remove the device should something bad happen. I’m thankful to have a doctor (me manages most of my care) that is really open and honest about how treatments work and talking through the risks and benefits.

  • Hansi


     5 days ago

    OMFG That's Jacqueline from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt!!!!!

  • KingQwertzlbrmpf


     6 days ago

    Could this 510(k) thing not be solved pretty easily by requiring that the medical device needs to be "substantially similiar" to an "FDA approved" device? That should pretty much eliminate the whole telephone game problem.

  • Christopher Merlot

    Christopher Merlot

     1 weeks ago

    I already knew about the Axeman. An infamous unsolved case. Much like the Mad Butcher of Kingsbury Run.

  • I'm not very creative

    I'm not very creative

     1 weeks ago

    why wasn't he saying opossum?

  • Frederick Derrickson

    Frederick Derrickson

     1 weeks ago

    I guess their hips just lied.

  • The Swiss Scientist

    The Swiss Scientist

     2 weeks ago

    Just looking at the metal/metal interface of the hip replacement, it's shocking that they didn't approve an (unbiased!) scientific experiment to measure if friction was medically acceptable in terms of wear and tear. Biocompatible materials require sound testing in human-like environments. A disgrace.

  • The spray paint Hoseok used in the Fire MV

    The spray paint Hoseok used in the Fire MV

     2 weeks ago

    Why are so many of the analogies related to cheese?

  • yasmina farih

    yasmina farih

     2 weeks ago

    I just eye contacts implanted

    Thank god I don't live in the US



     2 weeks ago +1

    My titanium spinal cord fusion "bracket" screw broke.



     2 weeks ago +1

    MEDTRONIC Spinal Stimulator Implants are a joke.

  • Karen Smith

    Karen Smith

     2 weeks ago

    This video didn't age well. Zayn is ugly af now.

  • Jai Parwani

    Jai Parwani

     3 weeks ago

    Fake audience

  • Margarita M.

    Margarita M.

     3 weeks ago

    1:05 Jesus Christ, John, you can’t give me literally everything and then one time go “of course they’re not here!”

  • Brittni Smith

    Brittni Smith

     4 weeks ago

    I knew about the axe man because of the Buzzfeed boys

  • Deri


     1 months ago

    Why am I binge watching these ?