AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA
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IMPLANT FILES-PITCHING PAIN
COLUMBIA, South Carolina — For years, medical device companies and doctors have touted spinal-cord stimulators as a panacea for millions of patients suffering from a wide range of pain disorders, making them one of the fastest-growing products in the $400 billion medical device industry. Companies and doctors aggressively push them as a safe antidote to the deadly opioid crisis in the U.S. and as a treatment for an aging population in need of chronic pain relief. But the stimulators more dangerous than many patients know, an Associated Press investigation found. They account for the third-highest number of medical device injury reports to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with more than 80,000 incidents flagged since 2008. By Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr.
— POLICE-BODY CAMERAS — Officials say all Pittsburgh police officers will be equipped with body cameras by next year.
— FLOOD ADVISORY — Southeastern Pennsylvania could experience flooding as storms move through the area.
— FREE PARKING — The Philadelphia Parking Authority has given the city a gift for the holidays, offering free street parking on Saturdays until the end of the year.
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