The Global Muckraker
The International Medical Device Database grows as ICIJ adds two more countries
Emilia Díaz-Struck and Amy Wilson-Chapman · December 19, 2018

Readers can now search more than 76,000 records relating to medical devices in 13 countries.

‘Health is not always sexy for journalists. Why not?’
Will Fitzgibbon · December 18, 2018

Peru’s Fabiola Torres had a deeply personal reason to start reporting on the health industry, but it is her ‘curious’ nature that keeps her going.

Are women more likely to be harmed by medical device failures?
Ben Hallman · December 17, 2018

Time and again, our Implant Files reporting led us to devices made for women, and to women who were injured when an implant fractured, ruptured, triggered an autoimmune reaction or otherwise didn’t work as intended.

Implant Files in Asia: Regulation and transparency on medical devices remains patchy while patients suffer
Scilla Alecci · December 12, 2018

A lack of regualtion, over treatment, and not enough reporting of incidents relating to medical devices. Here’s a snapshot of what our Asian partners found in the Implant Files.

‘I was told they were 100 percent safe:’ Breast implant stories from around the world
Sasha Chavkin · December 11, 2018

A new survey reconfirms the Implant Files investigation findings, with patients saying they were not informed of device-related risks.

Investigative Reporting: Shoe-leather, data and empathy
Sasha Chavkin · December 10, 2018

For one reporter working on the Implant Files investigation, discovering the sisterhood – and the power – of women-led patient groups was an eye-opening experience.

Looking for answers in blacked-out documents and hidden records
Scilla Alecci · December 6, 2018

How reporters fought for accountability on health risks and conflicts of interest tied to medical devices.

What is TAVR? Five takeaways from our investigation into a new heart valve device
Cat Ferguson · December 5, 2018

TAVR, or TAVI, is a heart valve replacement that can be implanted without open heart surgery – but there’s not much long-term data on the device.

‘Deeply concerned’ by Implant Files, Canada vows to strengthen medical device oversight
Sasha Chavkin · November 30, 2018

Health authorities said they will improve oversight of medical devices, after the Implant Files investigation revealed failures to protect Canadian patients.