Impact

Implant Files in Europe: Patients will be heard as safety failings are laid bare
Simon Bowers · January 17, 2019

Politicians, regulators, and prosecutors across Europe have begun reacting to Implant Files revelations that exposed questionable practices, safety failures and regulatory lapses…

Former President Charged With Money Laundering in El Salvador
Sasha Chavkin · January 14, 2019

Mauricio Funes and several associates were charged for allegedly disguising $3.5 million in bribes from a state contractor, using offshore companies uncovered as part of the Panama Papers.

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.

Former Pakistan prime minister sentenced to imprisonment again on corruption charges
Fergus Shiel · December 26, 2018

Pakistan’s anti-corruption court sentenced Nawaz Sharif to a seven-year prison term for failing to account for income related to ownership of a steel mill.

Canada acts on Implant Files
Fergus Shiel · December 20, 2018

Health Canada has announced a three-pronged medical device safety overhaul in response to the Implant Files investigation.

Allergan Textured Breast Implant Sales Halted in Europe Amid Safety Controversy
Simon Bowers and Hamish Boland-Rudder · December 19, 2018

A specific type of Allergan breast implant that has been linked to an emerging form of cancer has been recalled in Europe, French authorities announced on Tuesday.

Panama Papers: US files first criminal charges over money laundering scheme
Will Fitzgibbon · December 4, 2018

Four men allegedly defrauded the U.S. government through a “large scale, intercontinental money laundering” scheme, prosecutors announced.

‘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.

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.

Panama Papers: German police raid Deutsche Bank headquarters over alleged money laundering
Hamish Boland-Rudder and Will Fitzgibbon · November 29, 2018

The investigation is focused on whether Germany’s biggest bank helped clients set up offshore accounts to transfer money from criminal activities.