Healthcare

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.

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.

Hidden dangers: patients, doctors not informed of defective implants
Spencer Woodman · December 4, 2018

Flaws found in hundreds of medical devices trigger safety alerts or recalls by manufacturers each year. Too often these vital warnings fail to reach patients and doctors.

Everything You Need to Know About the Implant Files
Hilary Fung and Antonio Cucho Gamboa · November 30, 2018

Our year-long investigation uncovered the harm caused by poorly-tested medical devices. Here’s what we found.

Doctors demand to see medical device safety evidence in Europe
Simon Bowers · November 30, 2018

Senior doctors, consumer groups and transparency campaigners want manufacturers of high-risk medical devices to be forced to make safety data public.

‘We won’t tolerate opacity’: Health officials pledge reform in Europe after Implant Files
Will Fitzgibbon · November 28, 2018

Regulators and advocates are calling for more transparency and better patient protection in response to ICIJ’s investigation into the medical devices industry.

Patients Fight For Answers As Broken Implants Cause Unseen Agony
Spencer Woodman · November 27, 2018

Millions worldwide live with faulty medical devices inside them that have been taken off the market.

Breast Implant Injuries Kept Hidden As New Health Threats Surface
Sasha Chavkin · November 26, 2018

Manufacturers fought to get implants back on the market. Regulators gave in. Now thousands of patients are paying the price.