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FDA Approves Implantable Health ID Chips

The Food and Drug Administration gives the go-ahead for identity chips that can be implanted under the skin. A Florida company wants to market the device, which it calls VeriChips. The chips could provide doctors with instant access to a patient's medical records. Privacy advocates think that view is shortsighted. Hear NPR's Larry Abramson.

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Larry Abramson is NPR's National Security Correspondent. He covers the Pentagon, as well as issues relating to the thousands of vets returning home from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.