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Business Makes $27 Million Selling Donated Bodies on the Open Market

An Arizona company makes enormous profits selling body parts from bodies donated to science

At first glance, you probably wouldn’t associate a brand called Science Care with the human cadaver trade. However, that’s exactly what the Phoenix, Arizona-based company deals with, as it is perhaps the country’s most well-known company that legally profits off … Continue reading

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FTC Finds Widespread Noncompliance with Funeral Rule

A two-year investigation shows nearly one in four funeral homes fails to comply

On February 15, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission released the results of a series of investigations into funeral industry practices during 2015 and 2016. The report details the widespread failure of funeral homes in many parts of the United States … Continue reading

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Cremation Rates Exploding In The United States

More Americans are choosing cremation over burial for its environmental and economic benefits

In 1960, about 3.6 percent of the population opted for cremation. However, that number has risen steadily ever since. The Cremation Association of North America reports that in 2014, the national cremation rate reached 46.7 percent. That’s an astounding 1211.80 percent … Continue reading

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