Healthcare

FDA Warns Against Tainted Human Body Parts
Kate Willson and Thomas Maier · January 4, 2013

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration threatens recall after bacteria and contaminants were found in human tissue products made by a top supplier to hospitals in the U.S. and around the world.

Traceability Elusive in Global Trade of Human Parts
Kate Willson and Mar Cabra · July 18, 2012

PART THREE: Poor accountability and inadequate safeguards prompt concerns among medical experts that products made from tissues taken from the dead could spread disease to the living.

Body Brokers Leave Trail of Questions, Corruption
Kate Willson, Vlad Lavrov, Martina Keller and 1 more · July 17, 2012

PART TWO: Police in Hungary, Ukraine and the U.S. allege that tissue suppliers stole tissue and committed fraud and forgery in the drive to supply the industry with flesh and bone.

GRAPHIC: Products made from human tissue
Ajani Winston · July 16, 2012

The business of recycling dead humans into medical implants is a little-known yet lucrative trade. But its practices have roused concerns about…

Video: Skin and Bone
Kimberley Porteous · July 16, 2012

The business of recycling dead humans into medical implants is a little-known yet lucrative trade. But its practices have roused concerns about…

Key Findings
ICIJ · March 14, 2012

A wave of chronic kidney disease is devastating communities along the Pacific coast of Central America. Each year from 2005 to 2009,…

Thousands of sugar cane workers die as wealthy nations stall on solutions
Sasha Chavkin and Ronnie Greene · December 12, 2011

Deadly disease is devastating communities in Central America, where it has decimated the ranks of sugarcane workers.

Map: Kidney disease deaths in Central America, 2009
ICIJ · December 12, 2011

  This map of Central America shows the number of kidney disease deaths in 2009, as well as the increase in mortality…