Healthcare

Investigating the coronavirus: Who is cashing in?
Ben Hallman · March 24, 2020

There’s never been a major crisis that someone hasn’t seen as an opportunity to make a lot of money.

Global coalition calls for safeguards to prevent looting of coronavirus relief funds
Michael Hudson · March 23, 2020

A leading anti-corruption group is urging U.S. lawmakers to include tough safeguards that will protect against “self-interested parties” in a proposed coronavirus relief bill.

‘Involved and powerless’: Reporting from Italy on COVID-19
Scilla Alecci · March 17, 2020

Italian journalists living in a high-risk zone adapt to quarantine and keep reporting on the outbreak.

Investigating COVID-19: Virus testing in the US
Ben Hallman · March 17, 2020

Are you a government or health official, medical worker or someone else with a Coronavirus story to tell? Share your story with us.

Safety data from 20 countries added to Implant Files database
Delphine Reuter, Pauliina Siniauer, Margot Williams and 3 more · November 25, 2019

The International Medical Device Database now has more than 120,000 records about faulty or even dangerous medical devices from 46 countries.

Australian Patients Win in Closely Watched Mesh Class Action
Spencer Woodman · November 21, 2019

Hundreds of Australian women who suffered from a controversial type of transvaginal mesh won a landmark class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson.

Readers from 50 countries share medical implant stories
Amy Wilson-Chapman and Agustin Armendariz · November 16, 2019

ICIJ received more than 3,500 responses from people affected by the medical device industry in 50 countries, bringing to life the personal cost of implants that fail.

FDA recommends tough warnings for breast implants
Sasha Chavkin · October 23, 2019

U.S. health authorities have recommended that breast implant manufacturers provide stronger patient safety warnings.

India strengthens medical device regulation
Scilla Alecci · October 21, 2019

Nearly one year after the Implant Files, India’s health ministry plans to register and regulate medical devices the same way it does drugs.

Allergan recalls textured breast implants globally
Sasha Chavkin · July 24, 2019

Allergan will recall its Biocell textured breast implants worldwide due to their association with a rare cancer of the immune system.