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.
Four men allegedly defrauded the U.S. government through a “large scale, intercontinental money laundering” scheme, prosecutors announced.
Health authorities said they will improve oversight of medical devices, after the Implant Files investigation revealed failures to protect Canadian patients.
Senior doctors, consumer groups and transparency campaigners want manufacturers of high-risk medical devices to be forced to make safety data public.
The investigation is focused on whether Germany’s biggest bank helped clients set up offshore accounts to transfer money from criminal activities.
Regulators and advocates are calling for more transparency and better patient protection in response to ICIJ’s investigation into the medical devices industry.
The Food and Drug Administration said it will make the most significant changes in a generation of how the agency clears devices for sale.
Government regulators, industry lobbyists and medical experts scrambled to get ahead of ICIJ’s latest investigation, the Implant Files, before the first word was even published.