Accountability

US To Disclose Records Tracking Millions Of Medical Device Problems
Sasha Chavkin · March 27, 2019

In a major advance for transparency, the FDA will disclose records of patient harm and device malfunctions that had been kept buried for nearly two decades.

Panama Papers trail offers hope to West African villagers seeking compensation
Will Fitzgibbon · March 11, 2019

Lawyers hope the documents will force a foreign-owned company to compensate them for alleged pollution, forced removal, health complaints and human rights violations.

Seven EU Countries Labeled ‘Tax Havens’ in Parliament Report
Simon Bowers · March 4, 2019

A European Parliament committee found that seven member states facilitate aggressive tax planning, and recommended an EU financial police force be set up.

Amy Klobuchar’s Implant Industry Support Complicates Her Pro-Consumer Reputation
Spencer Woodman, Sydney P. Freedberg and Amy Forliti · February 28, 2019

The U.S. presidential hopeful has championed legislation that critics say could put medical device patients at risk.

World Bank’s Legal Immunity Stripped, Opening Door for Lawsuits
Sasha Chavkin · February 27, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling could also open other American-based international organizations to lawsuits over financing overseas development.

Pakistani Minister Arrested In Ongoing Panama Papers Investigation
Scilla Alecci · February 7, 2019

The Panama Papers fallout continues in Pakistan, where a provincial minister was arrested as part of an investigation into his offshore company.

Nike Could Owe Billions In Back Tax If New EU Probe Finds Against It
Simon Bowers · January 10, 2019

The newly-announced European investigation into suspected illegal state aid follows ICIJ’s Paradise Papers reporting, which uncovered details of Nike’s global tax strategy.

Allergan Faces Fresh Woes As Investors Sue
Sasha Chavkin · January 9, 2019

Investors have filed a class action lawsuit against breast implant manufacturer Allergan, alleging the company concealed the association between textured breast implants and a rare form of cancer.

Glencore Fights Transparency On One Continent, Pays $22m Settlement On Another
Will Fitzgibbon · December 28, 2018

One year on from the Paradise Papers, the mining giant has sought to protect its tax secrets in Australia while agreeing to a financial settlement with Canadian regulators.

Europe Has A Chance To Force Medical Device Companies To Make Safety Data Public
Simon Bowers · December 21, 2018

A quick comparison of how Europe and the United States monitor medical device safety differently – and how those differences highlight Europe’s weaknesses.